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Debra LeCompte
Works at Soldier's Heart Ranch
Attended Stephen F. Austin State University
Lives in Frankfurt
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Stratfor Chief Security Officer Fred Burton examines the sophisticated interagency coordination involved in providing security for the approaching inauguration ceremony.
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China’s holdings of U.S. Treasuries fell for the sixth consecutive month in November, according to data released Jan. 18 by the U.S. Treasury Department, Reuters reported.
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Spain has so much to offer!
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Pray for Merkel!
The EU's fragmentation and U.S. policy shifts will leave less room in which Berlin can operate.
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As I watch the news out of Aleppo my heart goes out.  Here in Germany we are supporting the Migrants of Syria in small ways, coming to know them personally.  It is a rich experience, and I am coming to value and love those I encounter so much!
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Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.
We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.
But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a r azor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the"green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?
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Beautifully put !! Vibes with my early years too !!
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Good to see you again Debra! Hope all is well with you and your family.
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There are so many egomaniacs in power in the world... their inflated views of themselves and their opiate of power makes the world such a dangerous place...
Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news agency and Reuters reported Jan. 15, citing an unnamed source.
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I can't bear to look at this, ... I have to... we all have to...
Iraqi forces pushing to reclaim Mosul are in a race against time to stop the terrorists from killing civilians in mass executions. As Iraqi Joint Forces clear neighborhoods in Eastern Mosul, east o
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These guys are so smart and practical!
All countries needs basic infrastructure. Some come by it more easily than others.
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Peacefully
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What does this article mean in saying they "could" face charges.  Of course they face charges... and hopefully will be charged...
Bay Area police say five girls ages 14, 15 and 16 have been arrested as suspects in at least 20 strong-arm and attempted robberies.
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This young man is missing in Alaska, he was not wearing a jacket when he went missing.  Please pray,  and if you have information contact authorities!  Storm Heaven for help from the Father!
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I have no claims to fame, no claims to superior intelligence, no claims to wealth, no claims to great talent, but I do claim being greatly loved.  I revel in any form of self expression, to include gardening, painting, playing piano and other instruments, singing, and writing.  I have great appreciation for red high heels, Maybelline Superstay lipstick color 715, horses, my porch, (that wasn't Porsche, it was porch,) my children, my grand-children, the pond in front of my house, the woods in front of my house, photography, wildflowers, roses, my dog Ginger, those serving in the military, history, reading, and a host of other things...  As I age, the things I find most fascinating are the qualities of true character, and those who possess them.  My greatest life interest, and the love of my life, is my handsome Soldier.
Education
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
    1970 - 1971
  • Texas State Technical College System
    Nursing, 1983 - 1984
  • Western Texas College
    Art/Psycology, 1986 - 1988
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Oh Woe is Me!
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Since 1859 Wiesbaden, Germany has celebrated Fifth Season, "Funfte Jahreszeit" as it is called in Germany. A big festive time began on Thurs

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I have often crossed his bridge, never knew who he was... He was a wise and funny man, gunned down in his prime! http://russia-insider.com/e

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The music of these two gentlemen is one of the reasons why! The wonderful Cajun cuisine is the other. Whenever we make the trip to Louisiana

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There are such old places in Frankfurt, and they are intriguing and stunning. There are also beautiful sleek and shiny places. Each type has

The Views From the Top Were Breath Taking!
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When we went to the top of the cathedral in Cologne, Germany the views were breath taking! I loved being able to see the Rhine from the top,

And Where in Germany is Barbie Now???
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From the Ranch: There Are Really Only Two Effective Solutions
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My upbringing was a blessing which I now realize so many never have the privilege and favor from God of experiencing. No one could ask for m

The Barbies Are Going to Be Traveling Europe
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I have started taking the Barbies with me on our trips out into Germany sight seeing... They are wonderful ambassadors! So in that spirit wh

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And WOW, and then there are the wonderful people... the art... everywhere, the treasures of the most creative minds humanity has ever known... Love this place, and will travel there again and again.
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