I remember when…

    • Anonymous
      August 1, 2006 at 10:15 am


    • Anonymous
      August 1, 2006 at 2:34 pm

      [COLOR=red]I remember when the TV show ‘EMERGENCY!’ came on and all I wanted to be was a firefighter …[/COLOR]

    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2006 at 12:50 am

      I remember when us 6 kids (me and my five brothers) and all of the neighbor kids (which by the way lived miles away) we would all gather at someones house and play outside for hours. we would play in the woods in the creek, climb apple trees, catch lighting bugs, or play a game of ghost ghost in the grave yard. We wouldn’t come in the house until a parent told us we had too or until we were ready to drop over from exhaustion. Now you can’t get the kids to go out of the house let alone play outside. It sure is sad.


    • Anonymous
      August 2, 2006 at 11:15 am

      I remember the old wooden Baptist Church. Didn’t have air conditiong. Everyone would try to sit next to a window, and use these little fans from the Kyker Funeral Home to try and stay cool in the summer. The Sunday School classes and bathrooms where in the basement. You had to go out the front door of the church, walk down the side of it and at the other end was the basement door.
      Well, I always sat on the back row, cause I was the last one in and the first one out. One spring morning I caught the preacher not lookin, and I slipped out the front door. The window’s where close to the ground, and always had an arm resting on the sill. So I was duckwalkin down the side of the church trying to stay under the windows, so I didn’t git busted. I made it about half way and was right under this window that had this big flabby arm hanging out of it, when I stepped on a yellow jackets nest. Hala lu ya! I stood up, let out a bloodcurling scream, and took off running for the front door. Of course the service was put on hold, and the whole congregation met me at the front steps and I was still hoppin. They was in my shirt, my britches, you name it. The took all my clothes off of me right there in front of God and everybody. Had to go to the emergency room and get some ephrine shots.
      I was pretty cautious about skippin church service after that. I was a little feller, but I remember I was embarrassed about it the next time I saw those folks. Preacher reassured me tho, so I survived.

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2006 at 12:12 pm

      I could walk.

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2006 at 9:07 pm

      [COLOR=red]funny I don’t remember walking. it’s been [/COLOR][COLOR=red]seven years and I don’t conciously remember it. I dream about walking though.[/COLOR]
      [COLOR=red]for now …[/COLOR]
      [B][U][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=5][COLOR=red]These Wheels[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/U][/B]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Hello, is someone there[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]I’m down here, in this wheelchair[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Please, don’t go away[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]I don’t bite, please stay[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]I need a friend, someone who won’t leave[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]My world is this chair, it’s very lonely[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Maybe we could talk for a little while[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]I’ll try to be silly, and make you smile[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]We could share a laugh or even a cry[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]It might be fun let’s give it a try[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]For I am a person, just like you[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]I have wants and needs, and desires too[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]And just like you I can love and feel[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
      [CENTER][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]Even though I walk with these four wheels[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER][/CENTER]
      [RIGHT][RIGHT][FONT=Amaze][SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=red]-Dave Shafto[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/RIGHT]
      [RIGHT][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=red]July 2002[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/RIGHT][/RIGHT]

    • Anonymous
      August 13, 2006 at 9:43 pm

      I’ve read some of his poems.. they could be turned into some good songs, I think…

    • Anonymous
      August 14, 2006 at 11:41 am

      Cap N Dave,
      Doh! So your Dave S. ? I’m so slow sometimes. If so, I read some of your poems a few years back on a website you had. Maybe somewhere else also. The reason it stuck in my brain was #1 the poems. The other thing I remember was that his wife had left him, and it seems like he had 2 young kids. I remember thanking God that my wife was still with me, else I would have to live in a nursing home. I just did a google search and found some more of those poems. prolly read some today. I even sent Dave S. and email back then, but I never got an answer. Oh well, if u r Dave S. thats a great talent for writing you got there. I been thinkin about stealin those poems for songs for years.. lol. have a good one bro.