Comments: Days Gone By

Good people are a blessing, and what we learn from them benefits us for the rest of our lives. It behooves us to recognize these good people when we are around them, to be thankful for what they share with us and our family's, and to be one if we can.

Posted by Web at July 8, 2014 06:28 AM

Today's young people need to know the old farm folks from the "greatest generation". Those are the people who sacrificed to defend the nation that our ancestors built. Sitting and talking with them is akin to reading books from a bygone library replete with stories of rural life: planting and preserving your own fruit and vegetables; raising, slaughtering and preserving your own meat; walking or riding in a wagon wherever you needed to go; making your own wardrobe; and the joys of just living and being. When one of these old people dies, ask not for whom the bell tolls.....

Posted by Angus of Jura at July 8, 2014 04:55 PM

What a lovely tribute!

Posted by PeggyU at July 9, 2014 01:32 AM

Your boys will definitely remember their time on the farm. And they will remember your cousin.

My daughter has spent a week up at my parents ranch, that my dad at 80 still runs to his specifications. ;-) She was pretty excited to learn how to cut hay. In fact, given how much hay we have to cut, rake, and then bale - we'll likely be up there for a few days lending a hand.

Those experiences will stick. And they will make an impression well into the future just as your cousin is doing with your boys. ;-)

Posted by Nina at July 9, 2014 08:10 AM

They are good hardworking people. You can never expose kids to that too much...

Posted by Bou at July 10, 2014 09:20 PM