HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SAFE AND
I lost my Dad some 17 years ago on a cold, snowy, January 1st. Things here have sure changed in the past years. Mom was forced into being the head of the house.That was pretty shocking to her, since they had been married 50 years and he had always handled just about everything there was about our life. Mom had no idea what she was in for..it took many people to set her straight as to just what all DAD handled.
Dad drove..Mom didn’t.. she was “old fashioned” I guess..so now she depended on others to get her around.He handled the car repairs and the bill paying..in cash always..if he could.. DAD did all the repairs, handled all the household chores that were too big for her..like painting the house and snowblowing and grass mowing. It is typical of the “Southern Way” Mom said. The MAN handles everything and the woman raises the children and tends to the cooking and household duties.
Here is a view looking out my kitchen window..
It’s a door no longer used from one of the oldest churches in town. The building was sold and a new church built..larger and more modern..but lacks the character of the older one. Storage space right now is all it’s used for, I hope they never tear it down as it is a real treasure and landmark. People are led to certain areas of town by giving it as a bearing to which side of town to travel. I am sure glad I have a kitchen window in the new place, at least you get to have light and a view..some places don’t have that. Guess I got lucky, it could have been a lot worse..a whole building of dorm rooms and oodles of college students.