Thursday, August 19, 2010
The above photo is very near my folks home in the country. As I get older I take more and more photos of the land near by because I miss the area and I miss the times I had growing up. When you live in the country you are away from all the hustle and hub bub. You can buy like two weeks of groceries go home and never see anyone. You can come out at night and listen to the crickets and birds and suck in the cool spring air.
I remember a lot about growing up but the biggest thing I remember is my families ability to give. At that time my parents were making less than poverty but you know we always had clothes and we always had food. In the summer we would make hay and oats/any extra would be donated to other farmers who did not have a good year. My parents always volunteered at the local church and helped with meals and that sort of thing.
At night in the summer we played baseball in the fields with our neighbors and all the neighborhood kids would come. If we ever did watch tv we had 3 channels and those we did not have to pay for. On Saturday nights my parents would always watch Hee Haw and that the Lawrence Welk show.
I guess what I miss about growing up in the country is life is just simple. In today's world there are so many material things which you really don't need. Everyone has to have a boat, or a motorcycle or the latest gadget. Maybe because I never had those things growing up I dont miss them. What I do miss though is everything to do with living in the country.
The Black Widow