Philip R. Bianco
Philip Robert Bianco, 65, of Bradenton, Florida died Tuesday, September 2 at home in East Boothbay.He was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on March 21, 1943, the son of Dr. Harvey and Helen Naughton Bianco.He is survived by his wife, Patricia Nichols Bianco of Bradenton, Florida; daughter, Jessica Bianco of South Boston, Massachusetts, and daughter Megan Bianco and grandson, Nicholas Maney of Vernon, Connecticut; brother, John Bianco of Grosse Point Park, Michigan and, Buddy, the beloved German Shepard dog.
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; accidents may happen; if it ain't broke don't fix it; life isn't always fair; maybe it was my fault
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His healt began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6- year old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissingg a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun screen or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches b ecame businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and thhe burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in deathbm by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. He will be missed
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