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Childhood Farm Memories
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Clipper    Posted 02-25-2004 at 20:00:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
As a city kid I was sent to my Granddaddy's farm for the whole of summer vacations. It was a 600 acre farm that was planted out mostly to cotton,soybeans,and sugar cane in Southwest Louisiana.The day always started at 5:00AM coffee,followed by getting eggs outta the henhouse,then my Granny's hearty breakfast.The farm work was hard and the summer days seemed to last for endless hours.
Granddad was a good Blacksmith and had his shop right in the big barn next to the farmhouse.I don't remember how many hours I worked the manual bellows for his forge but I sure worked up a hardy sweat doing it.Thing I remember most tho was the gentleness of my Granddad.....he never raised voice nor hand to me and I sure learned a lot from him.The memories are good but the pain of losing him has never faded.

KellyGa    Posted 02-26-2004 at 09:33:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wunnerful, keep it just like it is, came from the heart, doesn't need a thing. I was hoping Kim would see it and add it, thought it was perfect for that.

deadcarp-pencil mark    Posted 02-26-2004 at 04:36:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah those days were something - i wanted so bad to help my grampa build his wooden rowboats so finally he let me sand them down. after a few i got pretty good but he was fussy and always left a pencil mark under a gunwale or somewhere. then of course if i missed it he'd grumble - well i got smart enough to look for it and if i sanded that out first, i could kinda skimp on the rest. i got lunch for pay. and gramma's donuts. :)

Cindi    Posted 02-26-2004 at 02:56:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your Granddad did you both a service by letting you remember him as a quiet gentle man. Like Willy says, your memories are what keeps him with you. You made me think of my own granddad who was also a quiet gentle man. Thanks Clipper.

Willy-N    Posted 02-25-2004 at 21:09:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The memories are what lives on when a loved one passes. They leave them for you to remember them by. Sorry to here about your Grand Father he sounded like a real good person. Be sure to write these down for your kids to have. To many have left with out doing that. Mark H.

Kim    Posted 02-25-2004 at 20:02:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Clipper, would you mind if I add this to the Memory Lane page?


Clipper    Posted 02-25-2004 at 20:10:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not much detail there Kim...just the ramblings of an old fool with tears in his eyes....mebbe I should polish it up some ya think?

Kim    Posted 02-25-2004 at 20:42:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it is a wonderful story. But if you have more to add, and want to share, that sounds fine too. If you want, you can enter it directly into the Memory Lane page here:

Memory Lane

Or you can post it here and I can put it over there.

Thanks Clipper!

McBurr    Posted 02-25-2004 at 20:24:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds doggone good like it is Clipper.

toolman    Posted 02-25-2004 at 21:26:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
i agree with McBurr , there clipper, sounds like it came right from the heart, can,t fix that any better, sounds like your grandpa was quite a man.

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