Truth From The Mouths of Babes

The Gettysburg Address was 272 words and yet stands as one of the most iconic writings in history. We now have a type of Gettysburg Address of our generation. In just 137 words (almost 40 fewer words than Lincoln), this elementary student writes a moving call to arms coupled with a sense of deep sorrow. Like Lincoln, the student expresses profound pain of a nation with simple penetrating prose.

Matthew 21:16: And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

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42 thoughts on “Truth From The Mouths of Babes”

  1. Mike,

    I wonder about the creamcheese spreads that contain lox. It would seem that the prep of the spread would remove the dangers of the lox contained therein. Not the same, I know, but maybe a possibility?

  2. ap,

    Yes! REAL coke! Though SwM turned me onto what down south is called Mexican Coke and up north is called Kosher coke … made with sugar cane instead of corn syrup and taking us back to those days at the soda fountain … at least I go back to the soda fountain (don’t know how old you are).

    Yep, heaven.

    However, I am back on my holiday diet (lose 5 pounds before each holiday so I can eat without guilt and fear of a lecture from my doctor) so the bagel and coke will have to wait for Christmas.

  3. Bloiuse, I even add a piece of leaf lettuce. It is a complete meal. lol A friend’s nephew has a bagel shop here. He comes from Long Island so he knows what he is doing. Einstein’s bagels does not cut it.

    1. “Einstein’s bagels does not cut it.”

      SwM,

      You don’t know how true that is. A sad imitation as are Lender’s a store brand.

      Blouise,

      Lox spread is but a far distant imitation of the taste and smooth consistency of Lox and I can’t take the chance. I of course eat and loved grilled and baked salmon, but lox…………..oh the taste I remember of lox.

      A true story. While I was recuperating for a month in the hospital part of what kept me going, save for life’s breath itself, was the idea that the first day home I would order in Ahi Tuna, another of my favorites. I mentioned this to my Physician’s Assistant, a reserve Army Medical Corps Colonel who helped instill discipline int us transplant patients, the day before discharge. He told me I couldn’t have it in no uncertain terms and was not impressed by my disappointment.

  4. Mike,

    I didn’t know that about lox and you have my whole-hearted sympathies as lox is irreplaceable, however, it is as you say, a small price to pay.

  5. The concept of bagel and Dunkin Donuts is an oxymoron. Sadly, the knowledge of how one bakes “real” bagels is fast becoming a lost art.

    “Truth! And nothing quite like the REAL cream cheese (Philadelphia), lox, a thin slice of tomato and an equally thin one of red onion all topped with a sprinkle of capers atop that lightly toasted bagel.”

    Blouise,

    Each to their own. However, take away the tomato and capers, make the bagel garlic and I’m with you. Unfortunately, one of the minor, yet sorely missed losses from my heart transplant is that I’m o longer able to eat lox due to my immuno suppressant medication. It is unfortunately “cold smoked” to a temperature that is unacceptable to my suppressed immune system. Then too, I’m not longer able to eat sushi for similar reasons. however, considering that I’m still breathing, both those losses are trifles.

  6. I try to stay off the Corrections page … it’s scary over there … 😉

    lol, Blouise. (We know what is said about “imitation”… and flattery…)

    Now if you could beam me one of those bagels with lox, tomato, red onions and capers. And, as you said, only “REAL” cream cheese. It’s almost noon, so I’ll pass on coffee and have mine with a “REAL” Coke, Not a diet Coke. A REAL Coke. Heaven. I’ll be waiting. 🙂

  7. Blouise, That is my favorite breakfast with the exception of the cream cheese. I prefer house made but Philadelphia is the best substitute.

  8. “As bagel aficionados know, there are bagels… and then there are “real bagels.”” (ap)

    Truth! And nothing quite like the REAL cream cheese (Philadelphia), lox, a thin slice of tomato and an equally thin one of red onion all topped with a sprinkle of capers atop that lightly toasted bagel. Heck, one of those and you don’t have to eat for the rest of the day!

    However, that elementary school writer’s ability to capture the lonely bagel’s ugliness amid all that frosted beauty is remarkable. I’d suggest a GB slot except I don’t know to whom I should address my suggestion. … and I try to stay off the Corrections page … it’s scary over there … 😉

  9. Blouise,

    I’ve never had a DD bagel and I’m not promoting them , but it’s a cute ad…

    Frankly said, “I weep for this young person that has never had a real bagel.” As

    As bagel aficionados know, there are bagels… and then there are “real bagels.”

  10. Correction: consuming junk isn’t good for them

    Musta hit ctrl-shift-left instead of ctrl-left.

  11. In regard to the kid’s desire to only eat junk food (and to religious belief) I reply with 1 Corinthians 13:11. Some people grow up and learn that consuming junk isn’t for them. Such people also learn to appreciate the value and taste of things that are healthy to consume.

  12. I weep for this young person that has never had a real bagel. Too many places push those light, airy, bread rolls under the label ‘bagel’. It has created a generation that could compare the sugary puff of a doughnut to should be a hearty warrior that requires effort to eat and provides shy persons the strength to do what needs to be done.

    Word count: 64

  13. I’ve never bought doughnuts from a doughnut shop, so am I missing something? Bagels are bread and doughnuts are fried batter. The only point of similarity is the shape. Are doughnut shop doughnuts undercover bagels?

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