This is something that I would love
to be able to do.
To be able to live the slower simple
ways of life.
Farm living was the best years of my life.
A lot of people would not want to live slow,
but oh how, I would love to do that.
Times when I began watching things change so fast.
was when my parents were really getting old,
you know like in their early forty's. :-)
I wish I was in
my forty's and know what I know now.
Oh! sure I
never even thought about getting that old.
guess what I did get to that age, and past right through my forties. :-)
But getting back to the simple and slower
that would really be good I think.
What happened to the days when time
was spent together?
I know in my family, we
didn't have a lot of fancy things.
God says He will
supply us with our needs.
doesn't say He will give us all that we
What happened to the days when the kids
would go outside in the yard
and play games, like
kick ball or marbles, or hide and seek?
older ones would sit on the front porch in a
and talk or visit as they called it.
had my radio, a swing on the front porch,
some lemonade, what more could I ask for?
really love the small county state fairs.
Not like we
have here in my home town.
At least 100,000 people go
each day and night.
Just take a look at the picture on
Now just look at that sweet loving
Quilts hanging over the line and rocking
chairs on the porch.
where I live we can't even
have a clothes line.
The couple in the picture
going for an evening stroll after supper.
And I think they had
to have been just as tired as we are today.
But they still did things together.
Today we are all tired, and going in different places.
I am including myself as with all the things that I think I need to do.
I just wish we could all slow down some and enjoy life more.
Farm living is still the good life for me. -:)
I think a lot about how things have changed so much.
And how nothing is the same anymore.
And I am not talking about
all the way back in the 1930's.
I am talking about
the 50's and 60's when I was in my younger years.
The good safe days when we could run
out and play outside our yard.
When we went on a date it was safe too.
At least I think it was.
When I was a teenager, the girls babysat, and the boys did yard work or paper routes.
Teenage boys and girls would raked leaves for a neighbor or someone else.
We made good money, about a dollar or so. :-)
But at least we worked and enjoyed what we made.
But with each day that goes by, I can see
something that has made a big
change in our lives from what it use to be.
Even driving down the
street, nobody has a minute to spare.
I would love to get back to slowing down
Maybe as I get older this is a normal
And I do know that modern times have
a lot of changes in our family time.
I talk to
my daughter Heather almost everyday.
Heather will be 30 years old in
And our son Scotty will be 38 years old in
I tell them to enjoy life in a good way as
much as you can.
Before you know it, you will be
hanging on to those years
before you turn 64
And then you will be saying where have
all the years gone...
I go by my parents home and the nice clean neighborhood is not
It is all gone and all of the friends
I go by the country
church that I grew up, a big car sales is
I go downtown by
the hospital and it looks like your at Disneyland.
If only we could see,
when we are young, and try to enjoy life
Give our time to family as you can't get
Give some time to a lonely shut-in, they will love you for it.
But most of all give your time to our Lord.
He is the most important person
will ever know.
He will love you more than anyone
~~May God Bless everyone~~
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