My Life At NInety: Looking Back And Moving On
"A culture that acknowledged the tutoring you got out of living." Maybe that is what changed. Instead of just living, people go to college and they never have the adventures that people back in the day seemed to have. People now don't live and learn, they just learn.
... and maybe just live. Thanks Janelle for a beautiful insight.Go on taking those pictures. They teach us something.
It took me until my early 20's to see my elderly family as more than just relatives but as an extension of myself. I started seeing them as REAL people and asking them about their experiences, possibly because I was "becoming" a person myself. We're taught to "respect your elders", but never once did anyone say "be INTERESTED in your elders". I'll pass that on to my nephews and nieces, so they can get an earlier start than I did.
I wish there were more young people who think the way you do. You be blessed. I visited your blog again today and I am happy to note things are beginning to go well with your life. Get going. All the best.
I agree, that there is too much disrespect toward the elderly. I make a note to teach my young children that older people are our treasures, full of knowledge and wisdom that comes only be living.
Thanks Birdie for taking on that responsibility. I wish there were more of your kind.
you have proved to be a real grandma in giving out what you felt about your life.
Again you have inspired my thinking and I'm going to post something on my blog for you and my friends. Hopefully it will be okay with you if I mention you and direct them to your blog. If not please let me know and I will make the change. Susan :)
Susan, I am honored. Thank you so much.
I was brought up in a time of elders being loved and respected for not only the people they were, but the wisdom brought to and shared with our lives. It was elder ladies,along with my mother,that taught me the needleworks, quilting..all the things a young girl should know.And it was elders, along with their stories, their love, and their wisdom that have helped to make me the better part of the woman I've become. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.., I now realize more the lines I want my blog to move alone..., and will try harder to make them better. I will be back to read and enjoy more. CClacenribbonroses.blogspot.commygardenfence.com
Thank you so much CC. I am touched. It always feels good meeting someone who puts her elders in the light that you do. I could only wish there were more of your kind around.
That is kind of you Jayaprakashkuttan. Thanks for your visit. I am sorry I did not tell you that much sooner.
Love of the year... Something like Taj Mahal story... I'm so glad that the Chinese government preserve the stairs.