[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Multiple Cindys

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 11:21:41 -0400

I wholeheartedly agree with Ann on this one.

nd that is coming from the "young" one, who is "supposed" to know 
everyything and definitely doesn't.

Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI
and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide
juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
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More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my 
limitations fall from me, my spirit is free.
- Helen Keller

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 9:26 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Multiple Cindys


Hi all,


Original message:
> Cindy and Cindy, there are four women named Monica on this list and
> another woman who spells hers with a k in her name. I use my last name
> in my signature, and so do they. It seems to work out well that way. Of
> course, nicknames or handles that describe you are good too. Monika
> with a k signs her messages as Monika in Maryland. Grandma Cindy, if
> you don't like the grandma part, we can always change to calling you
> something different.

This may be OT, but I have to speak up here.  Our society is horrible
when it comes to dealing with our elders!  It's just like once you're
over fifty or sixty, you all of a sudden become persona non grata, or
second class.    Me, I prefer to see age as conferring wisdom,
experience, and a balanced view of things.  We're so stuck on the view
that unless you're young, you're worthless, that it permiates our whole
society.  Men change their hair color and so do women because they
think they're ugly with gray hair!  I'm not even going to go into the
whole thing of face lifts and so on to disguise one's age.

Well, folks, we better get used to it.  What with the increasing
advances in medical technology, our elder population is going to
expand.  We better start using them as the advisors, counselors,
experienced workers and general all around good people that they are!

It may interest you to know that places like McDonalds, Wendys, Walmart
and so on are finally waking up to the fact that if they hire elders to
do the work they used to think could be done best by kids, they are
getting a competent, caring, and steady work force.  I'd much prefer to
be waited on by an elder than by some kid who can't even make change!

Grandma Cindy, you are an elder, a respected, experienced one, and I
think you should be proud to be one!

<grrrrr>
Ann P.

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Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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Not all those who wander are lost."

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