Friday, November 06, 2009

Among The Great Symbols Of Our Time
There is the cross, the red cross, the caduceus and thousands of other symbols that are immediately recognized as representing a specific group, religion or organization. For the most part, most people recognize them and know what they represent.

There is, however, one great symbol (perhaps the greatest of them all) that represents an entire generation as well as a time and way of life. So deeply was its value held that even children willing wore it on strings around their necks.If you are one of those who recognizes this icon of life it is likely that the very sight of it will bring back a rush of memories. If you do not know what it is, chances are you are young and missed one of the greatest ages in which to grow up.

While I welcome your comments, please don't name the symbol as such, just share memories... or ask questions. Do not profane the sacred

Paddle safe...
DS

17 comments:

JohnB said...

Try as I might, I never did master those damn things--lots of bruises but never broke anything more than my pride!

Rony said...

It all come up.... oooo... my knees...

Rony said...

I don't kmow why,it is not the first time- but it is not Rony said up there it is me- Avital

DaveO said...

I only got good at it when they moved the little circular things so they were linear rather than in a quadrangle arrangement.

DaveO said...

.....and wasn't there a folk singer named Melanie?...

Silbs said...

Yes, she sang the Great Psalm.

Anonymous said...

I never had my own - I had to borrow the neighbours.

Susan

Silbs said...

See, right there. For Susan it was a class symbol, something to strive for, a holy grail of sorts.

RoyM said...

Graphically showed You exactly what kind of surface cement has...at that step on a crack thing...it's not about Your mothers back :)

Best Wishes
Roy

victoria said...

I still have mine.... but no longer wear it around my neck.
Vicki

Jeff Bjorgo said...

That thing should have a warnig label

canoelover said...

I was going to bring up Melanie the Psalmist but y'all beat me to it.

Silbs said...

So good to hear from the congregation on this matter. Thanks.

gnarlydog said...

OK, I will ask a question.
Is this "sacred" object endemic to US and A?
And how "old" do you have to be to get it?

Silbs said...

Brilliant inquiry. It was mostly seen amongst the young in the late 40's and early sixties. Not surprisingly, many were lost, and borrowing was common.I do not know if missionaries carried the word to other continents.

gnarlydog said...

dang, I missed that.
I am not that old to have been skating in the 40' but I am old enough to have used skates before rollerblades came out.
I purchased my roller skates in Venice Beach and was I hot when I got back to Italy with a set of those. No such key was entrusted to me but I do remember tightening the bolt at the clamp, with a proper wrench.

Silbs said...

The clouds part, all is revealed and gnarlydog sees the light of truth and his soul is saved. Amen.