|Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM|
Way back in the wrinkles of my mind lay scattered memories of moments through childhood. One of the best memories that I have stored away is of my Dad's old Woody Wagon. That was the coolest car ever. Every sunday we would all pile in and go for a ride through the country, taking all the back roads and forgotten byways. Dad would point out the wildlife as we rode. We didn't mind that there were no power windows, no comfortable bouncy seats, no DVD player to keep us entertained. We never even noticed that the only air conditioning available was the open windows!
But those are days gone by -- never to be again. When we try to recapture those moments with our new families we hear wailing and moaning about not being comfortable, about being bored, about being too hot.. etc, etc. Too bad we couldn't bottle the emotions that we felt during those times so that we could somehow magically pass it on to our children today.
Now-a-days if a toy doesn't "do" something, or an outing doesn't involve spending money and being entertained the children don't want any part of it. I find that very sad. Very sad indeed.
I think when I settle down for the night tonight I will think wonderful thoughts of when I was a little girl and all of the great things that we used to do with no money ---
Every one of those memories is a blessing for me and I am thankful for each and every one of them.