Thursday, May 29, 2008

Things Change

I’m sitting on the porch with laptop in hand. I sit back and close my eyes and imagine a wagon train slowly moving across the valley creating a lot of dust. People were different back then. I picture the wagons in a circle at dusk. All the men sitting around the campfire, exhausted from the days long journey. The women all gather by a wagon and talk about the day’s events. They talk about the children and the animals. Maybe even about the dreams they have of their new lives in front of them.

The men are talking about the large cow patty they saw on the road a few miles back and of course, they argue over who smells the worst. Then one of them gets up and disappears behind a bush to relieve himself, while another grabs a branch to make a sound like a snake behind the first guy.

I’m sorry, I guess things haven’t changed. Please disregard!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Oh the "Old Days!" I am glad I didn't live then. Only dresses! No way! I don't mind wearing a dress now and again. Just not those huge, heavy, tight, snake hideouts! Also it wasn't proper for women to ride? No that wouldn't be a time for me!! I know all about the practical joking men though!! You are right that has not changed!

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  2. Now Momma's going to know what I'm talking about here. When I go out riding in the desert, I sometimes drift back in time and think of people coming through in wagons and all I can think is - those POOR WOMEN had babies out here! In wagons!
    Can a person seriously imagine? No epidural. Indian attacks. And consider trying to run a wagon around out here, all the washes...
    It boggles my mind.

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  3. Too funny!! I'm sure that's exactly how it went!!!

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  4. LOL-- that sounds like our place... sans the laptop ;)

    Mikey has a way with giving folks nightmares.... usually its with snakes, but she did a good job with that darn comment above! THANKS Mikey! ;)

    I have two words that make me happy to live in the NOW---
    Indoor Plumbing.

    ;)

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  5. LOL-- that sounds like our place... sans the laptop ;)

    Mikey has a way with giving folks nightmares.... usually its with snakes, but she did a good job with that darn comment above! THANKS Mikey! ;)

    I have two words that make me happy to live in the NOW---
    Indoor Plumbing.

    ;)

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