Sunday, June 19, 2011
As I work around the house today, I am thinking of my childhood. We had an old radio in the living room. It was a large piece of furniture and had a "72" record player inside. My Father also had an 8 - track player we kept on a bookcase near the lamp.
I remember the sweet sounds of old time music. It made me think of hard working families who loved home and cared about the basics of daily life, rather than materialism.
Today, I am cleaning and listening to Pandora Radio on a gospel music station. I hear the old songs, including Patsy Cline's "Life's Railway to Heaven." I am wearing a house dress and enjoying straightening chairs, sweeping floors and polishing counters.
While I work, I think of my parents and I think about my grandparents. I think about our history and our way of life. I think about the example of hard work, throughout the generations, as a shining example of old fashioned families.
There is so much history in homemaking. As we go through each day, ironing, folding laundry, baking, washing windows and sweeping floors, we become a living museum of the old days - the days when home was everything. May we continue to be a witness, of a precious era, to a dying world.
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