Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I can remember when.......
I can remember when,no-one locked their doors.
You paid less for a car than you spent for a house..
You played outside till dark,without worrying about someone taking your child..
You would chase lighting bugs till you couldn't run anymore.
People would get a picnic together and spend all day at the cementary cleaning grave and picking up limbs and getting rid of old flowers...
I remember eating at the neighbors house or the kids next door eating at yours..
or getting up when it was still dark to go fishing with our daddy..or grampa.
when going to gramma's and grampas was a all day thing..
I remember catching tad-poles and taking them home to watch them turn to frogs.
or getting yelled at because said frogs got out during the night and were all over the floor.
How about getting in trouble because little sisters got in your makeup you had hid..
(Moma like to have never got it off Diane,she put it in her hair)
I remember fighting with my sisters growing up,but know one else had better say anything to them.
I remember coming home my 11th birthday and mom said I had a new sister for a present...
I remember breaking my nose on the ashtray in the back of the seat in a 65 rambler(cause the wheel came off).
I recall walking to school rain or shine.
Bread was 32 cents a loaf.
cigarettes were 35cents a pack,mom said she would quit if they went up to 40.
I remember swimming in the river,because we didn't have pool in town.
we had cats,dogs,turtles,rabbits,or birds at any given time,or at the same time.
Giving mom a bird for her b-day that terrorized the rest of us for 18yrs...
I remember the 2 oldest girls getting married and leaving home,and 2 younger sisters I had to watch..
Those times were very simple,but they mean a lot to me.When I get out old pictures it brings it all back..The love we had for each other..the memory's we all have,can't be taken from us.
What our parents gave us can't be bought or taken away...we'll have them always to bring out
when we need comfort or just a smile...
have a good week everyone.