Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Early Wednesday Thoughts
Hardly a month goes by without a death
of someone I know. This happens as we age.
that a cousin's wife had passed away after a brief illness
Then, the last of the older people who treated me so special
in this small community has passed away. A special lady
of 97. When I think of her she will always remain an Angel.
Buying the old farm house, just passed 40 years of age,
making a new home for myself and children, there were so
many older people who reached out to me. The attention and
showered upon me was needed. I now smile at the reality
of my arriving, but
years ago I found it unsettling that ladies my age rarely welcomed
me in the same way. I arrived in this small town a lot different
from the farming community ladies. Remodeling a 100 plus farmhouse,
an upscale vehicle, a lot of remnants of a life she had left.
Guess a newcomer, attractive and going through a divorce
is not one that most ladies her age would be drawn too.
My youngest daughter is going to visit and attend the funeral with me.
She spent her growing up years in this church
and many will reach out to her.
Errands yesterday and a neighbor placed some old bales of straw in my pickup.
When my rare help is here it will be spread on an area that is washing.
Not to long ago I would have done this - but not anymore.
Yesterday was also a misty rain kind of day.
Cool and leaves are rapidly changing.
Smoke and scent from the tobacco barns hangs
heavy in the air.
Another busy day begins
with thankfulness for much
in my life,
but many thoughts on my mind
of past and future....
I have found that many circumstances in my life
that at one time
caused me unhappiness
now bring a smile to my face.