often hear of people complaining about how hard times are and how hard
it is to make ends meet. I agree that things could be better as far as
the economy goes, however all one has to do is look back in time or to
some other part of the world to realize that we probably don’t have it
I often think of the life my grand parents lived, a life I
experienced as a child. A time when a lot of people never had
electricity or a telephone.It was a time when all farm work was done with horses
and good old blood sweat and tears.
I remember my Grandpa
walking behind a plow all day, then coming back to the barn, doing the
chores until dark, and getting up at daylight to start it all over
again. He only farmed 40 acres, but with having to do all the work by
hand or behind a horse , that was more than enough to keep him busy . It
would take all week to plow 10 acres. Then it was time to work the
ground to make it suitable for planting corn or soybeans. By the time the planting was complete , he could have easily put in 3 weeks or more of hard work.
it was time to do the summer work, combining wheat, cutting wood for
the wood stove during the cold winter that lie ahead, and then doing the
fall harvesting. I don’t ever remembering my grandparents taking a vacation.
It’s rather disheartening to hear people complain how hard life is today. They are living in paradise and don’t know it.