Friday, December 9, 2016

I still am sad on Dec.7th




All those classes I took for
Typing and Shorthand, and
PBX (switchboard)
It seems so long ago.
On the news last night,
they say Robots will replace
people working in the
food industry.
What's next?


I remember this sign,
infact I saw it again in
Ireland. It was in a Pub outside
of Sligo.





My Mom and the neighbor
shared their Gardens
and did Canning
.

The Kids all did scrap drives.
Rubber was a big prize.
Even cooking pans were taken.



My Mother had the Raton books
in the Kitchen drawer under the
Cabinet with Good China. The
one we were never to go in.


So enough of Memory Lane,
but as Churchill said, 
"Those who forget 
the past are
condemned to relive it."
by Santayana 1863 Madrid

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

6 comments:

Yvette said...

It's funny, I was thinking that I was born at the beginning of our involvement in WWII and my brother was born at the end of the war. I was just reading a book which brings the London blitz back to vivid life and am very much still lingering there.
I don't remember anything about the very early forties except what I've learned from reading, but I do remember the dry and dreary 50's.

I'm currently reading HUNTING EICHMANN by David Bascomb which is an exciting account of the hunt for one of the most dangerous Nazis who escaped into Argentina after the war.

Yvette said...

P.S. It's Neal Bascomb, not David. Oops.

DUTA said...

In winter people are usually sad; it's the grey and cold weather that seem to elicit feelings of sadness and melancholy. Winter is the season when we tend to dwell on past memories. Well, there's actually nothing wrong with that. We should be pleased we have memories and have the ability to remember things.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I so understand what you are saying. Values change as well when cultural practices change. As a teacher, I see this happening all the time, but thank GOD there are still people who have hearts of flesh and blood and feel the compassion necessary to carry on as respectable human beings. We NEED to remember and not forget who we are: children of GOD!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh yes Yvonne,
Such a strong message of blood line, memories are strong, they touch our soul in the most quiet of times.
I can relate to much of here what you are bringing to surface.
All is calm Christmas to you my dear.

Xx
Dore

joanna said...

Yvonne

The longer we live the more memories we make... I especially miss my mother this time of year,,, and although I am a baby boomer, I still remember the "victory garden" and canning and the women ( aunts, grandmare's cousins) in the family and a couple of neighbors, presenting their best recipes, and sharing the surplus food from the gardens in the backyard. At Christmas time it was more about cooking and sharing the preserved foods as gifts with the neighbors and of course at the family gatherings. We have much to be grateful for, having these fond memories to look back on.

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