The Good Old Days

United States
June 24, 2017 10:17am CST
I just spent the better part of the last half hour shredding a bag full of papers. It got me thinking back to the good old days when we could just throw stuff out and the term identity theft wasn't in our vocabulary. Such a pain to have to go through all this trouble but of course I wouldn't want my identity stolen either. Now it's time for me to get ready to leave for my granddaughters graduation party which is a two hour drive from my house. I'm looking forward to the party and the weather seems to be cooperating...sunshine and blue skies. Hope everyone has a great Saturday!!
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• United States
24 Jun 17
Have a lovely time at the graduation party Marilyn! Thanks a bit tired here but doing okay so far. I need a shredder for all my papers...but have yet to be able to purchase one...I keep thinking I may just soak them in bleach and water instead.
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@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
25 Jun 17
That would be quick and easy.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
@GardenGerty Thanks yes it would Heather.
• United States
25 Jun 17
that's a very good idea Tiara and since I'm tired of shredding I might just do the same thing
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
24 Jun 17
Have a great time at the graduation party, sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
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@much2say (40842)
• United States
24 Jun 17
We seem to have to play it safe with everything these days. My parent in laws always spoke of a time when they didn't even lock the doors of their house . . . I would never, ever do that ! Congratulations to your granddaughter for graduating . . . hope you all have a wonderful time at her graduation party with the weather on your side!
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• United States
25 Jun 17
When I was growing up we didn't always lock our doors and the windows were always open. My dad would leave the windows open in the car and our bikes would be leaning against the house. It was certainly a different way of life back then.
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@much2say (40842)
• United States
26 Jun 17
@Marilynda1225 Such a different world we live in today, right? So vulnerable . . . it's sad we have to protect every little thing but yes, better to do that than to become a victim.
@TheSojourner (17291)
• United States
24 Jun 17
And if we didn't throw it out, we had burn barrels. LOL
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• United States
25 Jun 17
MY dad had a big open fire pit so he would burn lots of things in there.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
@Marilynda1225 I had an uncle that used burn barrel and that's when I learned how to re-season the cast iron. He would put the cast iron skillets in there and burn off all of the gunk and then season them up a little bit again
@Courtlynn (55085)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I use to shred papers for my mom over 10years ago. I hated the smell and hated it getting stuck. Enjoy the ride and party.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
I find shredding just a huge pain and it's also so messy when trying to empty the container.
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@Courtlynn (55085)
• United States
25 Jun 17
@Marilynda1225 yes it it. Thats why we got rid of our shredder.
• Lenox, Georgia
24 Jun 17
I hope you have a wonderful time at the party! =)
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• United States
25 Jun 17
Thank You. I'm really looking forward to getting out and having a good time
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@Freelanzer (9536)
• Canada
24 Jun 17
So true. Its quite a chore shredding but necessary these days. Have a wonderful time at your granddaughter's grad
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@LadyDuck (188154)
• Switzerland
24 Jun 17
It's a long way, drive safe and enjoy the party. It's a pain to shred the papers, but I also fear the worst not doing this.
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@Corbin5 (122551)
• United States
24 Jun 17
I shred papers due to a fear of identity theft, too. I do hope the nice weather for the graduation stays that way!!!
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• United States
25 Jun 17
In the good old days we didn't have as much paperwork to worry about.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
You have a good point Abby. I guess we're living in a time where we have lots more to worry about
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• United States
25 Jun 17
@Marilynda1225 And its is only recently paperwork is being done away with but then it's all on computer so which is easier for people to use to steal your info?
@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
25 Jun 17
Sometimes we "cheat" and put the questionable papers in the barbecue. I do have a new shredder, though and am clearing papers away. Hope the party was a lot of fun.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
Burning them in the bbq doesn't sound like cheating to me. Sounds pretty quick and easy!
@prashu228 (25520)
• India
25 Jun 17
Hope you had a good time at the graduation party...it's Sunday here
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• United States
25 Jun 17
I did have a great time and it's Sunday here too. I'm just around to checking in on myLOt
@snowy22315 (56007)
• United States
25 Jun 17
I had shredding stuff...those little strips of paper get everywhere. I just tear things up if I think they contain sensitive information.
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• United States
25 Jun 17
I usually try to consolidate the shredding pile and keep it to where only important stuff goes through the shredder. Other paper stuff just goes into the recycling bin
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@andriaperry (63502)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Jun 17
I feel your pain on the papers, I have a sack waiting for me. Have a wonderful day!
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• United States
25 Jun 17
I let mine pile up way too long instead of doing it a little at a time
@Tampa_girl7 (27483)
• United States
25 Jun 17
We actually had pretty nice weather today too.
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@dwstory (1113)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Jun 17
We bought a paper shredder and shred everything. We should not have to worry about identity theft but we do.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
24 Jun 17
It was a lot easier back then. I'm diligent about shredding but I would rather just toss the paper in the recycle bin.
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@Hate2Iron (8115)
• Canada
24 Jun 17
Hope that the party is perfect!! Sunshine and blue skies... sounds exactly the makings of a perfect day.
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@Kandae11 (40339)
24 Jun 17
Enjoy the party. Sunshine was here this morning but it decided to leave.
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@TheHorse (74837)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun 17
Of course, we have shredders at work (many of them!). But I don't have one at home. Many of my friends do.