I remember resting plus listening to the stories to the stories that our Grandparents would tell us. They grew up in the 1930s plus 40s when times in the United States were hard for all the people. This was the era of the Great Depression plus WWII, where things were legitimately uncertain plus they were not sure how they would survive. I could never imagine not being able to afford clothing plus food for our children as they had to worry about each day. My Grandfather told myself and others that, at a single time, they even had to burn the study room chairs to to have heat when they couldn’t afford oil for the oil furnace. They survived on what they could plus now, if you have them still with you, you Grandparents legitimately don’t take things for granted. Because I was fortunate enough not to have lived through anything like that I find myself assuming that things like heat, air conditioning, plus even food on our table are just a normal way of life. I panic if our oil furnace won’t turn on or I have to endure a day at the office separate from any air conditioning. These would have been considered luxuries back in the day when our Grandparents were young plus they never would have even imagined that they were a normal way of life. They’re known as the greatest generation for a reason, they survived what all the people today would not. They learned to adapt to the ever-increasing economic plus environmental changes plus accepted the challenges separate from hesitation, and for many of us the two of us don’t even like to have the inconvenience of no cell service so perhaps the two of us should take a lesson from the older generation.
July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019