Saturday, August 30, 2014
Life and Love As I was sitting in my patio the other day listening to the birds singing and the sound of water in our fountain, I began thinking back to when I was young and life was so much easier in many ways. We were not as advanced as we are today but the important thing is that we truly enjoyed life in a simpler way than today. A date could be simply a ride to the local ice cream parlor for an ice cream cone or a malt. Let me tell you a little funny story, when my husband, Rick and I were dating we went for that special ice cream cone one day . He went in alone to get the cones, I waited in the car. He must of had in mind what he was going to do that's why he told me to wait in the car, well when he came out, guess what? My cone had approximately fifteen or more scoops of ice cream. I could not believe what I was seeing, I had never seen that many scoops before on one cone but of course loved it and thought, what a sweet thing he had done, he just wanted to make me happy. It was one of the best outings we ever had. After that I always went in with him, didn't want a repeat performance. As a child dad always made mom and I happy, he was funny, danced around the house and always telling jokes to make us laugh. I believe we grew up being very close to our parents and family. We had family get togethers almost every weekend and we enjoyed aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters and of course grandparents. That was the thing to do, family get togethers, either at one of the homes, or at the beach or even a park. We must not forget all the good food, mom and my aunts and grandma were all excellent cooks and the food was always so yummy and smelled delicious. Mom never worked, therefore, I grew up very close to her, we were like best friends, despite the difference in our ages. She was 30 when she gave birth to me and lived till the age of 95. Isn't that wonderful? However, I still miss her so very much. Sometimes wish I could talk to her, confide in her like I always did and she would give me excellent advice, so I just talk to her picture and it helps me cope with whatever my situation is. I was so fortunate to learn so much from my mother, Emily was her name and also from my Godmother, Rita. Mom was a very petite lady measuring only 4ft. 11in. She was very intelligent inspite of having gone to school only to the second grade. She was self taught. Mom had a special style for dressing, I remember her always receiving compliments on her clothes. She loved faux furs, always wore hats and gloves and looked great in her suits. Life doesn't have to be how much money we make or what brand of clothes we wear, or the fancy car we drive. Life is about love for one another, life is about helping other folks that have less than we have. Life is about loving Jesus, children and all animals for without love we have nothing and that would be a very sad world. There are folks in the vast universe of ours that have no one, what they would give for a kind smile, a cup of water when thirsty or a place to rest when tired, so lend a helping hand when ever possible. Life is a blessing and if we are so blessed, why not send blessings on to others.
Posted by romance-of-roses at 1:24 PM