by Steve Jones

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David, Real Change (14 of 32)
Series: David - Keeping It Real
Steve Jones
2 Samuel 1-5

Introduction: Do You Remember When...?

- It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
- Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
- Nobody owned a purebred dog?
- A quarter was a decent allowance?
- You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
- Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
- All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?
- You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?
- Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
- It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
- They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed, and they did?
- No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
- Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
- When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
- Candy cigarettes, wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside, soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles, coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes. Plastic records and 8-track tapes, green stamps, & mimeograph paper?

Aren't' you glad you came to church today so that you could feel old? I don't remember ANY of this stuff. I've seen it on the history channel but that's all.

Change is a part of life and change is happening more rapidly now than at any other time in history. We're experiencing change in our government (past election), change in our economy, change in our health care, change in our technology (Have you seen how its now possible to take a picture of a check with ...

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