posted on May, 21 2018 @ 03:46 PM
a reply to: PageLC14
Yup. I hated pulling weeds...absolutely hated it. But it was that, or not get to do anything with my friends, for the rest of the day.
Let's see...a few chores, like pulling weeds in the garden, feeding the rabbits, chickens, dogs, and cats, then get to spend the rest of the day with
my friends doing other stuff. Or complain, and get to stay home all day doing essentially nothing...
Wasn't a hard choice to make.
Then my folks discovered the joys of wood burning stoves... ...and I was old enough to use a chain saw!!!
Chores suddenly became fun!! Made
some good money, too, selling firewood. Bought an old pick up, well my Dad did, and he'd drive us up into the Nat'l. Forest, and I'd cut firewood,
load it, and he'd be on firewatch...though it's still a mystery how much actual watching he did...nap was more like it. I was told the more work I
did, the more of the money I got to keep...
Needless to say, I did everything except the driving, 'til I turned 15...then I did that, too.
I'm afraid that many of the kids today, though not all, wouldn't or rather couldn't, do any of that.