posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 06:15 PM
Back in the "old days" when things were more simple, you could walk around town in the evenings and your neighbors were all out sitting on their
porch or in the yard under the shade tree, or even down at the General Store. Kids were playing in the yard and even in the street. You'd stop and
chat a while, laugh a little, maybe share a cup of coffee or nice cold lemonade or iced tea.
Those days are surely missed, when the biggest thing we had to worry about was getting our kids into a good college so they could build a better life
than we had... come to find out, that just wasn't possible, we had the best life there could be.
We all had the grumpy old man down the street that shaked his cane and told everybody to stay off his lawn. We had the grandmotherly lady who always
had cookies for the kids. When we misbehaved, the adult who was there spanked our butts, and when we got home we got another spanking instead of our
parents going over to beat up the adult that spanked us to start with. They shook the other adults hand and thanked them for watching out for us.
Gone are those days in all but our memories, but as long as we hold on to them, there's some hope. Hope that we can return some day to the simple
times when people understood responsibility and respect and helped care for one another and the kids. People didn't look for handouts but they would
surely give them if needed. Swear words weren't used in front of the children and everybody went to church on Sunday whether they were religious or
not because it was a social gathering with a pot luck to follow.
We would run around all day with no parental supervision but they knew exactly where we were at all times thanks to the "little old lady network"
that kept the telephone party lines busy. They were the "internet" of our day and they made sure everyone was safe and well.
I miss the days, I wish I had appreciated them more when they were happening, but I definitely appreciate them now...
Let's just sit here on the front porch, share our days, our happiness and our sorrow. A little chit chat for today's age, aided by the internet
instead of the little old lady network. Let's share our friendship and virtual coffee/lemonade/ice tea and bring back those feelings of comfort and
happiness that we once felt in abundance.
Howdy, I'm the PurpleChiten and I'll be the first to put out my lawn chair and sit for a spell... may even whittle a bit or weave some good ole
Come on back now, ya hear!