Sunday, September 19, 2010
I think you will really like these two wonderful graphics. Isn't it fun to see the way it was "back in the day"?
I often wish I was there and think I might have been born in the wrong century!! I would be perfectly happy, with no computer or any of the comforts we take so for granted today!! I raised my children in the rural south, where if you saw a cloud of dust on the road you knew you were about to have company! We had to drive 20 miles just to get a loaf of bread. We barely knew what store bought bread was anyway!! I made biscuits and cornbread and homemade yeast rolls all the time. It was the way I was raised, it was what I knew to do.
I am SO grateful my kids had a chance to grow up the way they did and the way I grew up as well. They could walk in the woods, explore, fish in the canal in the field beside our house. They climbed trees, picked dusty blackberries by the roadside in a lard bucket. That's what I used to cook as that's all I knew to do. I tease them today that our arteries are probably solid hog fat!!!! They have such fond memories of their childhood and that, after all, is what is important. They remember coming home from school and smelling homemade bread or cookies before they even opened the door. I say to anyone who will listen that those were the happiest days of my life and it is so true. I was so young when I married, my dad used to say I grew up with my kids, the only thing is, they grew up and I never did!
Don't see any need to grow up now as I want to play dolls and have tea parties with my great grand children.
I do get carried away when I talk of those days!
Be sweet and treat others as you would like to be treated.