I found this bit of writing when looking through my mother’s photograph album.
The things I miss and the memories I cherish … .
I am an old lady and this is the day before Easter.
We only had one child, a blond-headed baby girl named Phyllis, who we called Dottie as she was very small.
I miss the first bouquets of spring of a few yellow dandelion and perhaps a violet or two, clutched tight in a grubby little hand and given to me in love to put in a vase.
I also miss the May baskets the neighbor’s children hung on our door, who would come in for ice cream and cake afterwards. Now it seems the children don’t have time for the simple joys of life anymore.
I also miss the country schools and the programs put on in the old country church, and the happy little faces when Santa Claus came in.
These are just a few of the things that take me back many years. They were the good old days when we lived on the farm and you had neighbors who cared about you, and would always help each other out, if needed.
We had lots of hard work, but many pleasant memories, never forgotten.
We have lost many dear friends through out the years and made new ones also, but the memories linger on–never to be forgotten.
Now it’s my turn to be the old lady. I too remember
those days as a child on the farm and the country school.