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Ron/PA    Posted 07-14-2003 at 09:29:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sam I think sometimes this debate is taken a bit too seriously. I have grown up on this farm, and have cousins from town. They never miss a chance to complain about the smells, or flies, or mosquitoes. They usually do this while attending a family picnic, and have their mouth full of our homegrown pork roast, or a venison roast.
Sooner or later I'll end up at their house eating their food and complaning about the old goat down the street that just keeps screaming at her kids.
You take this back to solomon, and I can't quite remember that far back, but all our life, we were looked down upon by our city family, until the depression, when we fed the whole family, and never with a grudge. We, meanwhile always felt sorry for our city family on a quiet evening, when the smell of fresh hay reaches your nose.
It's not about class warfare, its an age old battle that will never be won. I for one will look foreward to this til the end. Don't take it to heart, I have country neighbors that have lived here all their lives, and I wouldn't spit down their throat if their stomach's were on fire. I have town friends that have the free run of my home and farm, keys to the house, know where the tractors are and how to use them, even steal them if needed. They know where to hunt deer and where to stay out of or the wife will shoot them for being on her spot.
Can you believe that a member of our family turned down the homestead, a 12 room field stone house, built in 1816, to live in a trailer, he actually passed the home onto a younger member of the family??? Now that member, who shall remain nameless, may be considered trailer trash,, but he doesn't much care, life is good, and getting better with age,, and anytime any of his clan don't like the housing arrangements they can quit showing up for free meat, veggies, and hunting privelages, course none of the townies would sink so low as to say this to me, or him, or well you get the Idea,,
Get used to this Idea,
"Don't take it so serious, it's only life, and you'll never get out of it alive"

Jimbob    Posted 07-14-2003 at 11:44:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The rest of my family are high society type city dwellers. Their goal is huge houses, prestige jobs & as much money as possible in the bank. I believe it is the pursuit of Power & their view of Success.

I certainly do not fit in & considered the family 'black-sheep'. We are far from destitute or trailer trash. Kids to college, etc types, but the city is like kind of unhealthy to us for lack of a better word.

I spent summers at grandpas' country house. Helped work the garden & grape vineyard. I never like the city since I could remember.

Clod    Posted 07-14-2003 at 17:06:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
A Sweede by the name of Carl Johnson wrote about Chicago many years ago.It was not an easy life there back in the old days.If you like you can look up the guys story..But look under the name of Carl Sandburg.He was ashamed to be known as a Sweede because there were so many Johnson Sweedes associated with railroad labor.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-14-2003 at 10:56:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I noticed that Sam brought up the fact that Solomon didn't have things like air conditioners.He did however, have something the rest of us don't, he had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. Thought I'd throw that in for a little humor. Casts a little doubt on Solomons wisdom huh?

Salmoneye    Posted 07-14-2003 at 11:30:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aint bad work, if you can get it...


Cindi    Posted 07-14-2003 at 09:44:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
.....I have country neighbors that have lived here all their lives, and I wouldn't spit down their throat if their stomach's were on fire....

That is a new one for me. Lol!

Ron/PA    Posted 07-14-2003 at 09:51:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unfortunately there is usually another form of liquid substituted for spit, but then again that word would never get by the cussin monitor.LOL

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