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I remember reading about how in colonial times a rider would ride through the streets of town and shout out the time on the hour. I cannot even fathom what it would be like not having a clock or a tv...I would never know which Idol would win, or which doctor betrays another on Grey's Anatomy, or whether House gets back together with Cuddy, or see the episode of the Pickers when they came to my town last month....LOL
I started with 10:00 and all is well because we have the grandkids spending the night and they are snug tight in bed sleeping now...of course after much spoiling on my part...pizza and ice cream tonight!
Pondering about of Mother's Day coming up, made me think of what it was like when my Great gramma Rosemary first became a mom. I know my grandfather was born in 1899, but he was a middle child of nine. If only the table in my kitchen or the few chairs that I have left could talk. If she only knew her great great great grandchildren now sit at her table. What would she tell me?
There were no hospitals back in her time. I'm sure she had her children at home with the help of a midwife, or maybe not. No lights, but candlelight, no tv or radio. Life truly was simple then, but a hard life...I know this from stories of hardship my own grandmother told me of.
It was perseverance that kept out fore mothers going...yes...they were strong. They had to be. Life was not easy for them...no modern conveniences or restaurants if you did not feel like cooking. Most of the pioneering women died from being overworked more than anything else. So this Sunday, I wish all the ladies out there a wonderful Mother's Day...
But please, everyone, take a moment to remember those fine woman of the true primitive era who made our lives a lot more easier, because without these courageous women, most of us would not be here right now.
Take care, Janice