Getting ready to begin Day 3 of our Fall 2011 Share-a-thon! The goal is $40K in one-time gifts and $1K in new monthly giving by 6pm today. The pledge line is 888-351-1118. You can also donate on line at www.ucbcanada.com.
It’s Elmo’s birthday today!! I’m glad we get to celebrate with him during our Share-a-thon. So far the support has been tremendous!! Thank you!! To see our Share-a-thon progress and donate online go to www.ucbcanada.com or you can call us at 1-888-351-1118 to donate over the phone.
Welcome to Day 2 of our UCB Canada Share-a-thon! Its a bit rainy outside but its nothing but smiles and sunshine at UCB Canada ;) Give us a call today at 1-888-351-1118 or go online to www.ucbcanada.com to pledge your support. Thank you for all you do!!
Last few hours of Day 1 of UCB Canada’s Share-a-thon and the guys in the studio are waiting for your call! To pledge your support call 1-888-351-1118 or go to www.ucbcanada.com. We do appreciate your prayers and support!!
It’s Elmo! In the studio with Malcolm doing the Share-a-thon Drive Home show. To pledge your support call us at 1-888-351-1118 or go online to www.ucbcanada.com.
BUSTED! Playing video games again! ;) Keep Malcolm busy and call in your share-a-thon pledge right now 1-888-351-1118 or go to www.ucbcanada.com. Thank you for your support and for keeping Malcolm busy ;)
Day 1 of our UCB Canada Share-a-thon with Karen Loney and James Hunt. To pledge your support call us at 1-888-351-1118 or go to www.ucbcanada.com.
Day 1 of our UCB Canada Share-a-thon is on now! Coffee is always a good way to start the day :) To pledge your support call 1-888-351-1118 or go to www.ucbcanada.com. Thank you for your prayers and support!!
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!
“Tips From The Top” - Daniel Whittal of Daniel Whittal Barrister + Solicitor - aired October 15th. Tune in for more “Tips From The Top” with Dale Elliott heard each Saturday at 8:15am.
“Tips From The Top” - Daniel Whittal of Daniel Whittal Barrister + Solicitor - aired October 15th.
Tune in for more “Tips From The Top” with Dale Elliott heard each Saturday at 8:15am.
See Peter Furler (Formerly of the Newsboys) and Building 429 for a GREAT early bird special. Before November 1st tickets are only $7!!! After November 1st tickets go up to $15 each. Don’t miss out on the savings. Click the picture for more details!
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!
The Green Thing
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.