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Posted on 2007.04.16 at 22:00

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snapper521 at 2007-04-17 20:41 (UTC) (Link)

Circumvection

Hmm... sounds like the chaos is still ensuing. :-P

I was thinking about you today - ended up sending off a prayer for you and your family while I was driving. But I must say it was rather odd. I rarely think of people who I know on the computer outside of the computer. And then this song comes on the radio... and it hit me that this sounds like you. Odd huh? :-P

I know you know the song, cuz it's from your time period I think.

I'll put it in the next comment. :-)
snapper521 at 2007-04-17 20:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

Cat's In The Cradle

Sung and Written by: Harry Chapin

A child arrived just the other day,
He came to the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew,
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

My son turned ten just the other day.
He said, "Thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play.
Can you teach me to throw?" I said, "Not today,
I got a lot to do." He said, "That's ok."
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed,
Said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
"Son, I'm proud of you. Can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head, and he said with a smile,
"What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

I've long since retired and my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind."
He said, "I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.
You see, my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got the flu,
But it's sure nice talking to you, dad.
It's been sure nice talking to you."
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-04-18 01:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

I little before my time, but yeah, that's a fantastic song. Harry Chapin, later remade by Ugly Kid Joe in the early 90s.
snapper521 at 2007-04-18 16:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

mhmm. :-)

When I was little (7-ish?) I always wondered how on earth a dad could want to work so much that he couldnt spend time with his kids... now I understand a little more. But... since my folks have ALWAYS put us over their jobs... it caused a little bit of confusion. However - I like that my folks put us above other things in their lives.

Life isn't always easy... but I believe it's easier when you have family who loves you and who you know will never "abandon" you no matter how rough it gets or how much they disagree with your decision.

Keeping in mind my mom's post about her brother... (which you need to read if you haven't already) he is kind of not the type of family I mean since he never agree's with anything and is a drag down not a hand up type uncle.

I think in my 18 yrs I'm only heard him give me 3 compliments or a possitive comment. EVERYTHING is so negative with him that it's like... trying to breath in a smoke filled room. It's hard and you end up feeling sick. :-P
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-04-18 23:02 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

Its like I tell my wife...I don't put work first, I put family first; which is why I work.
snapper521 at 2007-04-20 04:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

*laugh* I also opened this while at school last night - everyone behind me was laughing their butt's off.

About half of the guys thought your idea of family was the best one. :-P

Oddly enough the guy who I like... didn't. *odd look* He was... acting strangely yesterday. Half concerned, but then again I suppose I shouldn't worry because it isn't technically my problem. However - for the sake of caring... I'm concerned.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-04-20 19:28 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

If I didn't work to provide for my family, what kind of father would I be? Where does one draw the line? Its a tough one, to be sure.
Renegade
leonardii at 2007-06-06 16:59 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Cats in the Cradle

I always put family first.

My dream of becoming a doctor is the root of first caring for my family. I want to take care of them, protect them, and finally - to be their primary care giver. It will bring me great satisfaction to "cure" my family, my children, and hopefully later on down the road - my grandchildren.

My next reason is to care for my community, then my state, my nation, and then the rest of the world.

In the beginning at least, I'll probably be the type of doctor in a hospital who stays for a certain period of time, the rotates to another hospital in a different area - most likely overseas to places like Russia where orphanages are desperate for just basic medical care.

I would like to do my duty as a physician to help those who are less fortunate... but as always, my family will come first.
Me
photogoot at 2007-04-18 02:11 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

It makes me laugh every time that you always think ehowton is old. I met him when we were both not yet 21 and in my head we still are the same as we were then. LOL
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-04-18 13:19 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

I don't know about you, but I like being 37. This age gives you wisdom, self-confidence, good looks - what's not to like? At 37 you actually do know just about everything (when we're 70 we'll likely look back at how foolish we were at 37...) but yes, when we're together we do act rather goofy. I hope to have a cigar & Scotch with you when we're twice the age we are now, sir. And I bet we both still giggle like we're 21.
snapper521 at 2007-04-18 16:12 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

Haha :-P Goofy goofy Gootenburg... (yes I know - spelt your name incorrectly. On purpose.)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-04-20 19:27 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

Grand Duke Guttenberg.
snapper521 at 2007-04-22 03:03 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

haha!! I like that. :-D
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-05-26 12:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

...ended up sending off a prayer for you and your family while I was driving.
Thank you.
snapper521 at 2007-05-26 18:36 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Circumvection

You're welcome.

Since then I've gotten into that habit. Always end up praying for people on here more then those I know for real. :-P weird.
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