As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

From Glen Zerbst…Newcastle…another oldie but goodie

I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.  Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
Crime did not pay; Hard work did; And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave.
Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive; And children were polite.
Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants. (so they thought)

God was always first in the house.
Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen; And children looked decent; And knew what happened when you broke the rules.
People loved the truth, And hated a lie, Deals were made with a handshake.
They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT!
Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal; And crying sounded sincere.
Cursing was wicked; Drugs were for illness.
The flag was honored; America was beautiful; And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school daily;
And preached from house to house.To be called an American was worth dying for; To be called an American was worth living for; To be called a traitor was a shame! I still like the old paths the best!