“Discontent is the penalty we must pay for being ungrateful for what we have.” - unknown
How true, how true! It's food for thought. We have so much in this country to be thankful for and yet we sometimes feel we are entitled to or need more.
I think of our ancestors and don't really understand how they managed to raise such large families, stayed together and seemed to be happy with life.
I love old family photos and the history they represent, don't you? This is my grandparents with their eight children. They sorta look like Bonnie and Clyde with a family. (smile) They married and lived in WV. My grandfather and his two brothers married three sisters from a nearby family. How's that for keeping it in the family??
The odd thing is in my generation, my sister and I married brothers.
My Mom only went to 8th grade because that is all the schooling there was. It ended there. I guess they thought that was all the kids needed to know and was time to go out in the world and make a living. She is with classmates in the pic below, second from left. Check out the little boy's leather hat with flaps.
My Mom is with her Dad riding a big white work horse. She was a young lady by now.This is a picture of my grandparents in later years. Behind them, up on the hill, is the house I was born in. It was common practice back then for the Dr. to come to the house. Whew, at least I had a doctor. Believe it or not his name was Dr. Puckett.
My Mom eloped with my Dad at 21 yrs. old. She may have thought she was getting old. (smile)They are in the pic below with 4 of their children. The 5th was not thought of yet. I am in my father's arms. Notice my Mom has a baby in her's--my brother. We are not even a year apart. We laugh at birthday time when he turns the same age as I am for a few days.
I hope you enjoyed the show and are having a pleasant week.