UCB Canada 89.3’s fall fundraising Share-a-thon begins tomorrow morning at 6. You can pledge your support for this Christian broadcast ministry at 519-351-1118 or by donating on line at www.ucbcanada.com. Just click on the C-K icon. Thanks in advance for your support!
All this week on the Rise and Shine Morning Show in Chatham, your chance to qualify to win four tickets to The Real Deal, the Toronto Argonauts’ family fun and faith day, October 21. Play flag football and enjoy a tailgate party before the game, watch the Argos take on the Edmonton Eskimos and after the game, listen to the testimonies of some Argos players. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
UCB Canada 89.3 will be on the air tonight when the polls close with the results of the Ontario election. Join Al Baker, Dale Elliott and Ken DeVries of The Shepherd’s Guide tonight with results and informed commentary starting at 9pm!
In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.”
He was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.
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.
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 the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old 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 a wadded up old newspaper 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 blades in a razor 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.
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 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza 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? Only if you wish, please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a hypersmart young person.
Be sure to tune in to win passes to the movie Courageous coming to Windsor September 30! We’ve got the tickets along with some tee-shirts and copies of the Courageous Living book. Listen to UCB Canada 89.3 in the morning, midday and afternoon to win these great prizes between now and the end of the month.
The Terry Fox Run for cancer research has run every year in Canada since September of 1981, just two months after this young hero’s death. This year will be no different. There will be runs in Chatham, Wallaceburg, Tilbury, Dresden and outside of Chatham-Kent but still close by in Tecumseh and Windsor. You can download a pledge form and register at your preferred location at www.terryfox.org.
Tune in tomorrow morning to the Rise and Shine Morning Show for more details on this year’s run as Al and Karen chat with Lisa Smith, one of the organizers.
Ben from Bread of Stone was on the Rise and Shine Morning Show with Al & Karen this morning. They’ll be on stage at 5pm this Sunday at Maple Noise at the London Convention Center. Check out www.breadofstone.com and www.maplenoise.ca!
It seems a contractor has hit a power line and this area is now out of power which means we are off the air. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will let everyone know when we are back up and running. Thanks!
"Because HE loves me" is a women’s conference coming to Wallaceburg next month. Kathy Regnier joined us this morning to talk about the conference at 1st Baptist Church in Wallaceburg. The cost is $55 and that includes a copy of the guest speaker, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book "Because He Loves Me - How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life”. You must register by Sept. 9th, call 519-627-6414 or click HERE to visit their website.
I chatted with Dave Drouillard from the United way this week on the “Rise & Shine” Morning Show. He mentioned they still need a number of people with video cameras to serve at videographers for this Saturday’s Amazing Race. They will feed you and you get to hang out with a pair of racers for the day. Sounds like a lot of fun!
It’s hot - very hot - extreme, even. It’s going to be this way at least through the weekend. Thursday’s forecast high is 39C/102F!! What are you doing to beat the heat? The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit has issued a heat advisory. Please take note below:
Dr. David Colby, acting Medical Officer of Health, has issued a Heat Advisory for Chatham-Kent as humidex values of 40 or higher are in the forecast.
The Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit urges residents to follow these steps:
• Drink plenty of water. • Go to an air conditioned place. • Wear a hat and lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. • Take a cool bath or shower. • Limit outdoor activities to the coolest part of the day. • Check on your neighbours and family. • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. • If you feel ill, faint, have difficulty breathing, or feel disoriented, visit your doctor or nearest hospital right away.
Thanks for listening this week as I invaded the morning show filling in for Al Baker! He’s back on Monday! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to listen this afternoon to Elmo, he will announce the Talent Scan winner.
There’s just a few more minutes left to cast your vote in the UCB Talent Scan to determine the TOP 4 artists, one of which who will go on to professionally record, produce and air their song on UCB Canada. Cast your vote now!