“Gathering…It inspires us to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful, in a word, more alive.” ~ Alice Walker
Remember back when…
- The general store used to be a place of community gathering?
- Dry goods were in the same market as the hardware and groceries?
- People told yarns around the wood stove.
- Shopping took a long time… not because there were so many choices but because people took time to visit.
- A evening of playing a game of chess or cards was a weekly occurrence.
- Going to church was as routine as doing the weekly laundry.
- Square dances were the best entertainment in town.
- Winning the cake walk was the best prize of all!
- People shared their music out on the front porch for those passing by.
- You knew the farmer who raised your Tom Turkey for Thanksgiving
- The egg lady came every week, as did the milkman.
- The doctor made house calls.
Are those days long gone? Or are there certain aspects of a more simple life
we can rekindle again?
“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, a violin. What else does man need to be happy?
~ Albert Einstein
Looking for an award-winning book that family can share together at Thanksgiving for some table talk? Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is a “feel good book” about when life was lived more simply!