Lately I have been thinking a lot about family and friends that have gone on to their great reward in heaven.
It seems like lately there have been so many to leave. Family, distant family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances, school chums............. you name it.
I think back on the times when I was a child with such fond memories. I know life was hard for my folks, as we didn't have much money - but we never went hungry, always had clean nice clothes and a warm bed, and LOTS of love!!!!! So basically in my eyes, we had everything.
Do you ever wonder how hard it was for generations before your parents? I do. I would love to be able to go back and experience for a 'short' while, as I know I don't have what it takes to go through all they did.
Today I am going to post pictures of days gone by. Kind of my throw back Thursday! They won't mean a thing to you, but I thought you might enjoy taking a walk through history with me.
I love this picture - 9 kids and the dog! In the area they lived you either farmed or worked in the coal mines.
I would have loved to have known this man, as he sounded like quite a kind soul. Mom learned later in life that he always made sure 'Santa' came for her and her siblings. 'Santa' delivered a tree and gifts on Christmas Eve, above and beyond what Grandma and Grandpa could ever do.
Ok, so much for my time travel today. It seems I had both laborers and wealth in my past. Humble beginnings and high society.
I guess my upbringing, leads me more to the humble side of things.
I am thankful for what I have, I have enough, and I have a colorful history. I love that.
Thanks for taking a stroll through history with me. I think it's fun to see old pictures, whether I know the people or not. I hope you enjoyed it.
Maybe I'll do some more someday.
EMBRACE AND LOVE YOUR PAST - IT'S 'YOUR' HISTORY!