Isn’t it really funny what pops into our minds when we reach this phase in our life? Of course some of you out there are not at that phase yet; but just wait, you will be. I really feel sorry for the younger generation. They will never have the experiences we have had.
This all started when the Hubby got up LATE and he began telling me about his dream that was so life like. We all have them. Sometimes mine almost scare me because I don’t really want to relive those moments; but they come and go in our dreams. While listening to his tale patiently, I just notice I had a picture appearing in my mind’s eye. That’s when you stare out the window and a movie of your life just appears. Now don’t think that old TG is going off the deep end. Better still, it’s like you are reliving something that happened to you a long time ago. I will try to explain because I am sure most of you out there my age have had the same experience.
You see I was just looking out my favorite window and all of a sudden I could see me climbing through the cattle gap going to my Grandmothers. I rode to the end of the road every morning to catch the school bus. This cattle gap wasn’t what most people had; they use to have pipes set in the ground so you could drive a car over them but the cattle was sacred to walk over it to get out of the pasture. This was instead of a gate. You see my Dad didn’t want us kids to leave the gate open. You see the cows were always waiting for us to goof up so they could escape and run free. So right by the foot log that we used to cross the creek. He put two posts in the ground and then nailed two boards running parallel to the road. One about knee high and then one shoulder high. You see we could just bend over, put our left foot through to the other side and then lean over and swing the other foot through. We called this the “kid’s gap”. As you can see the cows never got out through that place. It use to be funny when they would see us coming and they would walk over and stick their head through and seemed to be confused how we got through and they couldn’t.
This particular morning, it was just as if I were a little girl crawling through that gap to Granny’s house to hitch a ride to the end of the road to catch the bus to school. Those days are gone forever. Our generation will never know the fun we had as kids. But who am I to say. Maybe they like all the electronic things we have now?
I must say I do have a cell phone and I can remember when they first came out I would take it just case I had a flat tire or run out of gas. Well, one night our car just quit on the freeway. It wasn’t any help because then we did not have the iphones they have today and the only people we could call were the numbers stored in my phone. So, I guess that will be next on my “from me to me” gift list. A new phone that will tell me everything I need to know and probably a lot I don’t care anything about.
Since it is almost spring and the days are somewhat gloomy, I think it is perfectly alright to sit and reflect on the good old days. For some reason that made me so sad. It seemed so real until all of a sudden the Hubby said, “WOMAN ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME”? I guess he thought his dream was more important. But at that particular moment I was busy reliving my important past.
This column is going to be short and sweet today. During this lazy time between winter and spring, take time to reflect on the good things in your life. NOW AND THEN. Just sit in your favorite rocker and day dream. For those of you that still are working hard out in the busy world. Take a moment when you get home. Make that “TO DO” list for spring and summer and most of all ENJOY THE MOMENT. Because tomorrow it might be gone!
Till then hug your Hubby and tell him he is the best thing in your life! He will just love you for it. If you don’t have a Hubby, hug the first man you see and you will not only make his day but it will shock him to death!