Saturday, February 24, 2007
Times they are achanging
I had plans this weekend,but thanks to the storms I'm at home(pout). As you know Cecils and my b-day was Monday.I wanted to take Jon shopping today,then go eat out tonight.But due to a change in the weather,we had to stay home.
For some reason our storm season is now anytime of the year.When we were growing up we had snow in the winter,in April we had showers,in May we had flowers.In the summer we had storms or rain every 2 or 3 weeks.
Now we have storms at anytime,floods instead of showers and cold in May.We no longer have a spring,it's either cold or hot.In the fall we have more of the same.
The local news tonight,a small town called Dumas was hit by a tornado or a very strong storm,they aren't sure which.No one was hurt at least.Someone bigger than us was watching over this town.
When Jon and I were shopping it started hailing when we were in the store.The people were going crazy.Their car's were getting hit(oh my).I say the heck with car's.......What about the people out in it,or the animals?Something seems a little wrong with this picture......
Since when did possession's become more important than people or animals?
The world is changing and I don't like it.Since I'm not ready to leave this world.....I'll do my best to change my part of it.
Most of you know that I'm a waitress at a local restaurant.I see a lot of people there that are lonely.I know because they spend a lot of time away from home.I try to speak to each one when they come in the door where I work.I want them to know I see them and know they are there.
It keeps me smiling and makes them smile too.This is what we're missing today.
What ever happened to knowing your neighbors,and the kids playing at home or down the street.We always knew if we did something wrong that Mama would know before we got home,and we'd better tell her before she asked.
What happened to us that we are afraid to correct our kids,because someone would call the police if we do.I knew growing up that if I did something wrong in public,I got a spanking in public.I learned my lesson a lot quicker too believe me.I never hated my parents or the neighbors or my teachers in school.
I'm not talking about beating a child,I'm talking about a swat on the behind or a swat on the hand.It might hurt your pride for a while but you remembered it longer.
I want to know if the kids that are taking guns to school were corrected at home or just heard,I quote"You know you shouldn't do that",In a whinny voice I might add.I have saw toddlers and young children slap their mothers in the face and scream at them.The parent would say (above quote).I've seen 11 -13 year old kids get down in the floor and have kicking and screaming fits when they don't get what they want.
We as parents are not teaching our kids to control themselves.The kids are controlling the parents nowadays.Its because a very small group of educated people have decided that spanking a child causes mental problems as an adult.I personally think they are the ones that need a trip behind the woodshed.I think the world would be a better place.We all need reminded that we all answer to someone when we do wrong.....if not in this life then later on.
I guess I've rambled on enough for one night,and I realize a few people will not agree with me.
But you better look around people,for times are achanging.Not necessarily for the better.
This picture is of our momma,she was about 13 at this time.
It was taken at a carnival,we still have one every August.Right after school starts.....
Sorry,I didn't mean to rant and rave.....