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Life Is Sad Now Days
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Kevin Brown    Posted 07-24-2004 at 18:23:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I Grew Up On A Farm, I Always Worked Hard With Dad And Grandpa.As Time Goes On You See Changes Of The Modern Times. Now I Am A Granfather Of 3 Babies But Still Have Kids At Home. Ages 9, And 6 And I Can See The Differance Modern Things Have Done. Now Day"s Instead Of Going Out Exploring Or Inventing, Or Just Simply Snoopin. The Kids These Day"s Just Wanna Sit In The House And Play Games On The Computer Or T.V. They Whine If They Have To Go Out In The Hot 80 Degress Weather LOL. That Was Still Cool When I Way Throwin Bales Of Hay (Smiles)I Live In Town. I Miss The Farm And The Old Ways.Some Things Are Nice But It Was Also Nice To Just Get By. Or Without!! Today You Could Buy A 400.00 Present For A Kid Like X-Box And They Don't Think Nothing Of It.My Folkes Was Pretty Strict But I Am Glad They Was They Taught The 5 Of Us To Work Together. Learn Things On Our Own. The School System Makes Me Sick All The Teaching And The Money. Now We Have Every Student Has A Computer. Argh When Will It End?? What Would Happen To These Kids If A Disaster Did Strike?? How Would The Fend For Themselves?? I Think That Instead Of Spending Millions On Computers They Should Have A School Year Out On A Farm To Learn Values And Earn Their Way In This World. How To Make A Fire,Cookm Sew, Can Food, Gut A Hog Or A Cow.Pluck A Chicken Etc. I Live In Town But My Heart Is In The Country. I Still Get Up At The Crack Of Dawn And Walk Around With My Coffee Cup In The Yard Trying To Hear The Birds Sing. I Live In South Dakota. Where Life Was Hard But Love Is Strong!! Thanks For Letting Me Put In My 2 Cents!! Kevin Brown..

deadcarp    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:47:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, times change sadly sometimes. Today i rented a uhaul truck and we emptied out Suzn's old family cabin. Since it will be sold, she didn't have the heart to go along but she insisted there was a cellar under the cabin and told me of many times when one of her dad's friends would come over, (in daytime she'd have to go outside and at nite cover up in bed) then the menfolks would carry things in and out of the cellar. NOBODY else knew about the hole and it had been dad's hiding place for 60 years. (Her dad had some kinda shady friends)

Well once the place was empty today, i told irv to lift the rug off that corner. He did and there was a cut in the linoleum. Under that was a matching cut in more linoleum, and cut boards under all. Irv pried them up and sure enough, a hole.It went about waist deep so he shined a flashlite around there and said we'd need another load. Brother dave took a look and shook his head. Anyway we took the flares out in the shed & put the boxes of rusty nails back, came out with a box of handmade duck decoys and left the rest for other treasure hunters. It brought back times when nobody had money so you made everything you needed. Alot of the cabin is made from old deadhead logs they gathered, dried and sawed to size. Yup, times are different. Heck they change all the time - i still Ms Pacman and Frogger. :)

JDK    Posted 07-24-2004 at 18:42:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes helps to keep a hand in.If you can,visit w/farming neighbors and friends.My 85 yr old Pop,still checks out the neighborhood farms,occaisionly spends a day drivin tractor,draggin wagons,helpin fix fence or whatever.Just because the yrs have passed doesn't mean you can't contribute and share your experience(s).

Chas in Me    Posted 07-24-2004 at 18:31:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Kevin,

Good words from someone who sounds like he needs some companionship in the country. Not all of us here live in the country, but I think we share those values you mentioned.
Hang around and get to know some folks here. You will enjoy them, oops, I mean us. :)

Clod    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
The kids could be in the boy scouts and learn a lot of useful things they cant learn on TV.

old lars    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:17:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
eyep i hear ya theyre,i got 6 kids an 3 grands with a 4rth due xmas,kids today dont know how lucky they are compared to when we were young.

Donna from Mo    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:32:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think WE were the lucky ones.

~Lenore    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:40:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lucky in material things, yes.
However like Kevin says I am not sure how long it would take them to handle a real disaster if they had to.
Kids are not taught that type of stuff.
If power goes off, they cant add or subtract, they cant entertain themselves even.
I know country kids today at least have a better chance of survival.
They at least know where food originates from.

Clod    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:38:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy old Lars..They need real food instead of fake foods like the fast food places.We had things from the garden or wild game ,then raised our own animals.

old lars    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:54:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i know that oh so well,all our meats farm raised an most our vekgtables come from ta farms local here as well,i had lived both city n farm as a kid and i hated the city no 2 ways bout it,now the kids are grown n spread out all over ta place,we had our 2nd oldest come up last year and she was awestruck,hopefully she n my son in law be movin up for good to stay come spring after ta babys born.i tookem both out ta front door and watched deer one nite all around us an variuos other critters waltzin round the place.its how i want my granchildren raised,out in the country livin right and breathin clean air insteada city exhaust n my wife usually eat deer,moose and bear thru the fall and winter into spring then its local cowmeat from the farm up the road where i help out or the butchers who i know where he gets his beef from for a while till season starts again.i dont bird hunt no more but i do like turkey and partridge (what some call wood chikken or grouse) alot and puddle im gettin hungry !

~Lenore    Posted 07-24-2004 at 19:59:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Old Lars, now you know how nosey and curious women are, right?
I looked at the picture of "the Kid", "the mom" and "the mom & you", you do not look old Lars. Is that a recent picture?

old lars    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:07:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
thats an old pic lenore.i forgot they was even theyre now i gotta go look lol.that our 3rd youngest.

Clod    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:18:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore is afraid of lopagurus.They are in Louisiana but none ever came to Texas.Have you ever run across one up trhere where you are at?? The cajuns run when they hear one's about.

~Lenore    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:20:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, you'd not be so brave, clod, if one came after you! LOL
Look up there I posted some info for you about them!!

Clod    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:29:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
YES! I saw that,,Tell them I sleep with a 45 auto and have salt in the bullets.

old lars    Posted 07-24-2004 at 20:52:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
with us it was vampires and wolfmen,i would stay awake half the nite scared witless with a stick under my cot and a garlic clove in hand!

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