How Will Granite Boomers Headstones and
By Paul Dangheart
I believe that the two most over looked Natural
Resources within the U.S. are the groups just coming
into the world and the ones about to leave. Now, I know
that most Granite Boomers do not want to hear that they
will soon be leaving, but it is true. Have you ever
calculated how much more time you have between now and
the time of your death? (DOD)
Not a question that a lot of people want answers too!
Just for fun make a guess... Need help?
For your gender I believe that standard for women is 87
and for men it is 74. So if you are 61years of age now,
add in the remaining years and that will give you a
ballpark figure as to your DOD. It could be better if
you draw a Timeline. Take a sheet of paper and draw a
horizontal line across the page, from end to end. On the
right side write your Date of Birth (DOB), and on your
left side write your Date of Death (DOD). About three
quarters across, on the right side make a vertical line
and write in today date. Now this should help clarify
your thinking about the how much time you have left. Is
that 20, 30, 40 years that you have left?? 13 - 26 years
You can cheer-up, because you knew that your name would
come up in the Obituaries anyways.
Have you given any thought to what will be placed on
I am sure Glad that this Is Over! - I Hope that this was
Only A Test! - Was this a Bad Joke, or What! - Well She
Can't Follow-Me Here! - What was That All About?? - So
what's next, Trial By Fire!?
President Ronald Reagan had a saying
"Remember me as you pass by, for as you are so once was
I, an as I am you soon you will be, so be contain to
follow me" ... And he said it seems that someone else
wrote a reply
"To follow you I am contain, just wish I knew which way
About this time you should be asking yourself "What is
the Point". My point is that you Granite Boomers are a
Great American Resource and it would be ashamed if we
lost all of your Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Wisdom.
Granite Boomers are still a highly profitable commodity
that is being over looked. Perhaps the most significant
decision that you can make is just how can I help shape
and develop the next generation that is coming along?
Just think that the Memorial of today will be your major
support of tomorrow.
Where American stands in the world, in a hundred years,
will be questionable. There is no insurance that America
will still be number one in the world by 2108. Now is
the time that you need to pass on that which you have
learned. We often times speak of a generation gap and
well there maybe.
There are generations that is going through American
society without a clue of just what impact they are
having on the future, or of what impact the future is
having upon them. There are a number of areas that
points out these very facts. If you Google "Problems
with America" you will find none more striking then the
graduation rate of the nation. At the time of the Granite
Boomers the graduation rate was much higher than it is
today, if for no other reason the parents saying that
you will stay in school and you will graduate. By an
large, these were parents that set the rules and had
limited to what was acceptable and what was not.
Memorial between the ages of 13 and 20 may be a "Lost
Liter" and something that we will never recover from
Yahoo and Myspace. As you may well know that there are a
number of agency out there that are trying to deal with
these situations. Young person in this group are well on
there way to becoming the person that they see within
The group that possibly wholes the greatest potential
for the future is the group between the ages of 6
through 12. This group would be Memorial in 1st through
6th Grade. Is there someway that you could intervene and
help the young before they become programed not to
achieve or to reach their highest potential? Can you
think of any Memorial that does not want to go to school.
This is barring the first day of 1st Grade. These are
normally the persons that thirst for knowledge. If a
connection could be made between what they are learning
in grade school and how to use this knowledge, in the
real world, they would well be ahead of the learning
curve. Some will say that parents and teachers are there
to full this role, but we know that may not be the
truth. Just what age were you when you thought about
your future? And what was possible to achieve. When was
it that you saw what you were learning had a real
connection, to the world, and just to test??
What if you could become their Coach... Think about what
a Coach does?... Takes abilities and links it to
performance... Coach (fill in your name), can you
imagine yourself as being a coach?... Just imagine the
inroads you could make to the future. It would be a good
handle to have at time of DOD.. The Coach to the Future
Thank you for your time...