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A Cappella And OG

In Children's Literacy, History, K-12 Education, Popular Music, ThatOne WORD on February 4, 2011 at 2:17 PM
♫I’m down wit OCB
Yeah, you know me
I’m down wit OCB
Wisdom that’s free!
I’m down with OCB
Yeah you know me
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon
Respect the WORD– That’s what it’s all about!

At the mall last weekend I ran in this OG. He was full of fun stories about the sights and sounds that go on every day at the mall. OG is defined in the Urban dictionary as an old gansta. Ummmm…  No.

When She was living with Her grandparents in Charleston, South Carolina in the early sixties, OG stood fur Old Gentleman. These were the guys always hanging out together at the barber shop or juke joint, or playing rowdy games of checkers in front of the ubiquitous corner stores, or congregated on porches, or singing in groups, A Cappella, sounding better than David Ruffin and The Temptations.

Gray-headedness is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness.– Prov. 16:31

See, the OG’s were the sages of the community. They commanded RESPECT. They were tough. They were gentle. But most of all, you knew they had your back all the time. They put you in your place when you were not behaving appropriately and they happily and lovingly shared their stories, stories that were at once engaging, funny, poignant and necessary fur survival in the segregated south of the sixties. And 70’s. And 80’s.

You’re fortunate if you have an OG in your life. A living, breathing primary source. Someone to tell you how things used to be so you can better understand things as they are today.

If they’re willing and able, and you are polite and patient, you can learn a lot from an OG. Spend some quality time with your OCB. You’ll be glad you did!

Gray-headedness is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness.–Prov 16:31

Goodwill Energies I direct
Toward each and every one of you
Each and every day!

Oh, in case you’re wondering what OCB means..?

Old Cinnabon Bear.  BOL!

“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning…”

That’s life, Today!


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