She had insight into people and especially children. I always knew Dad prayed and stayed in touch with the Lord, but somehow I knew mama had an open line to him. Do you remember the song “If I could hear my Mother pray Again’? It was used at a lot of funerals, caused a lot of weeping and wailing from husbands and children that knew their mama was the one who held them up in prayer. Some folks don’t believe in prayer, and that is okay, but I sorta enjoy believing in it. It gives hope in a world gone crazy.
I put another twist to the song the other day I was thinking, I would like to hear my daddy preach again. Dad was known as an ‘Old Testament’ preacher. He loved the stories from the OT, and made them come alive. Then brought them into the present time to make them useful. Dad loved Optomists, Caleb and Joshua were his very favorites. Seems like I have said that before. If so forgive me and blame it on a sickly guy. I said sickly not sick. LOL.
I would urge you that still have Older parents and grandparents, who still have presence of mind to think of all the things you might want to know about their past, and ask them. Funny I never thought of asking, they were going to be here forever.
Their favorite meals as kids?
What was the longest trip they ever took? Who was their first friend? Do they know what happened to them?
When did they first eat Ice Cream? Was it bought or homemade?
How much did they earn on their first job? What was it?
Those are a little light and my mind want go much deeper but one day we all will wonder about the past, I do.
Thanks for coming by the log.
WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT? (Taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)*They wear glasses and funny underwear.