Sunday, February 27, 2022

You started it! Or What started it?

  Car of the day

(What was that about inflation?)

So for today:

I remember arguments, ‘important’ arguments between my big sister and me when we were between 6 and 10 yrs. old. Then mama showed up: Me, “She started it!” or vice versa.  At times I have heard adults say the same (in different words), “Well if you hadn’t said I was “fat or dumb or lazy, etc.” this would not have happened!

It is true in this life, when something good, exciting or even bad, something or someone ‘started the ball rolling’ as is said. For years I shared a room with my sister. WE both would kneel beside out beds to say our prayers. One night She kept correcting my prayer, so we got into a fuss. Mama came in, I said, “If Shirley doesn’t let me pray like I want to I’m gonna knock her down!” 

For some reason mama didn’t think that was a good Christian attitude for her baby boy (This baby boy wasn’t gonna walk on water!). So we both were in trouble but mama fixed it.  Of course when mama ws gone and the lights out, I had to whisper the last word. ----------!

My Grandson Josh knows ‘trash and oddities’ interest me. On one of their walks thru the woods near their home he ran across this out in the wild:


It was a trash area, probably long before the nice housing was built in the area. It always makes me wonder. How big was the tree when the tire was put there? Or had it been so long that the tree grew up in the center of the tire?  Did the accumulation of trash start just because someone else started it with some debris?

We used to burn our trash, which I think is still better than burying it.

Something new that folks like or enjoy, we don’t mind someone saying ‘He started it!’  But if is destructive rumors or a destructive fire, we would rather no one say, “YOU started it!”

(I do wonder who thought showing your underwear was a great trend)

It is good when we humans can make things right without saying, ‘but if you hadn’t xxxxxxxx I wouldn’t have YYYYY!’

Nite Shipslog



betty said...

The pastor today at church was preaching something along this line, Jack, about accountability. Usually the problem is us but we want to blame the other person but it is our sinful nature that started it or got in the way of it, etc. I think some people have a hard time admitting they are wrong about something or another.

How interesting with that tire and the tree. That would have gotten my attention too!


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Is it possible the tire was manufactured around the tree?

God bless.

Dar said...

On the old homestead where my mama grew up, there's an old iron wheel around a tree. My guess is that the tire and wheel up north were already there when a tree seedling started it's growth and grew right up the center of it. It's not that uncommon. As for who started it, it was always my twin~ ~ ~. At least I thought so. lol
loven'hugs from up north WI where we wish you a very interesting, pleasant week

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