Today is the 1st day of July 2021. Here we are already over midway through the year. Look how far our Country has come in just 6 months. We have now an Operational Government as far as a President and Vice President, Cabinet members and their staffs. Yes I realize that this will really be a “Point of Contension” for some of you who do follow my blog which is also attached to my Facebook account. So for those of you who do not like our New President and the fact that he is a Democrat, then I highly reccomend you scroll on by incase I decide to get somewhat Politcal !
Recently I have had some discussions with people via Facebook about many articles I post and the fact that I do tend to place my own opinion above the article I post to Facebook. After all Facebook is a “Social Media platform”. Since it is this type of platform, I do not waste my time with all the non conforming groups that like to tear down our Country. For myself, my reasoning and learning a great deal about history via all the research I have done, I tend to as some people say go over board. I myself do not see it that way. Just like this WordPress site. It is a free forum to write on, which I love to do, but I chose to attache it to my Facebook page and yes this does cost me a small bit of money to do so.
Since I am into Genealogy, DNA and Genetics’, I do follow many who has a blog concerning their research, thoughts, ideas and shares their knowledge base of what aspect they have themselves attained. I had initially started mine for the same reasons to share my research that I worked hard on for 25 years. No, I have not really compiled all my information, shared it here in my writings as I have decided that I am not going to rush in, cause myself unnecessary stress to meet a deadline for an every day posting of my hard work. I have chosen to use my platform on WordPress for all sorts of things. I worked within a group of about 30 people back in the day. They helped me and then I took what they provided to me and expanded upon it. Their knowledge helped me to understand and learn about the region(s), the people and also all my relatives that I had no idea exisisted. My dad knew many of the people I found out about and he would tell me what he knew. Like many, he knew people as some kind of kin. See back when he was growing up he didn’t really listen to how a person was actually related to him. All he knew was they were some sort of kinfolk to him. You have to remember he was born in November 1922 in Bell County Kentucky. Many people from that area were what I would call “dirt poor” and my dad’s immediate family fell into that category. He was raised in an era where so many bad and disruptive things had been and were taking place. But for him, he was a kid growing up and learning how to survive. He was small as a child. He had to learn how to defend himself from the bullies from back then. He had to learn how to find food for himself. He was fortunate in one great respect he was being raised in the same household as his one and only 1st cousin, Norris. They were basically 15 months apart in age. So they were actually raised like brothers in many respects. If you are of Irish decent, they would have been considered Irish twins as that is a term that was used back then and still is used in some areas today. Since I have 2 grandsons who themselves are 15 months apart I think of them in the same fashion from time to time. Even though I myself am not Irish !
Many people including my own relatives really do not know me. They know how I was way back in the day when I was younger or in some cases since I have 2 older sisters and one younger sister, they know me because we share the same parents, the same house and the same way of being taught things by our parents. Even then depending upon which child of us Four Daughters as we expand over a 16 year span in ages. The eldest being born in December 1947, the second being born also in December of 1952, my self being born in August of 1958 and the youngest being born in October 1963.
Since children do not come with instruction book when they are born, our parents raised each of us differently while still maintaining certain aspects. We were each taught not to lie, cheat or steal. We were taught to have respect for our grandparents, parents and our elders. We were taught to have respect for things that do not belong to us and if you wanted to play with something or use something to ask permission first. Since we were raised in the Catholic Faith we also had to follow somewhat strict Religious rules as well. Now you have to remember the differance of each child’s age. With the first being born in 1947 and the last being born in 1963 well times changed.Even in the Catholic Faith changes took place there as well.
When you take into account how the times were back in the late 1940’s and what all developed across the world up through 1963 a great many changes had taken place not just in our Country but also around the World. From the simplistic way things were cooked, to various music to fashion and even all the way down to the shoes, many advances took place during that 16 year time frame.
World War 2 had ended and the rise of industry took another jump in history for our Country. People moved around back then since many new areas had been developed not just in Kentucky but through the entire Untied States. Men had returned from the war, got married and began families. Many decided to stay in the state where they had done their Military training.Woman who had worked during the war went back to becoming housewives and still raising the children they had prior to the war. More children were born which is a natural progression in nature.
Television sets in portions of the United States were beginning to become somewhat affordable for that particular era and area and many were able to see what was going on around the world due to the expansion of news. People did not have to rely on what they heard on the radio anylonger. People themselves began to change from being complacent to the same ole same ole way that had been done for their life span they had already lived.Thier own ways began to change for themselves.
Cooking stoves changed, refrigerators advanced, all the way down to the washing machines went from being in some areas from the old metal pan and washboard or the ringer style to ones that look much like the ones we have now have in 2021. Well maybe not as advanced as some like what we have now, but you get the general gist.
Since I myself was not born until 1958, I did not get to experience some of the aforementioned aspects. I vaguely remember that my mom did have an electric ringer washer and she did have a gas stove and also a tall refrigerator. No clothes dryer, she hung her wash out on the clothesline in the back yard. OR during the winter she hung them in the basement on a clothesline and in some cases a stand up hanger system. The one in the back yard was probably the standard 3 strand as many did pack then. I myself have clotheline metal poles in my own back yard, but the wire lines are all rolled up and attched to the end of the poles. Yes, I have become complacent and use a gas dryer now. For me my washer is in the basement of my home, I choose not to carry a heavy load of clothes up 8 stairs and out the back door to hang to dry. And besides that, there are 2 Magnolia trees that are about 40 years old that hang over the same area where the clothesline poles are. Why waste my time to wash them, carry them up the stairs hang them up only to have the nesting birds do their business on them !
In 2 months and 10 days will be September 11 2021. Twenty years ago our Country was attacked by outside forces and 4 airplanes were highjacked. As you will remember 2 of those planes took out the Word Trade Centers, another hit the Pentegon and lastly the last one was taken down by the passengers aboard that plane as they were not going to let that plane do harm to another area. Those people aboard that plane were heroes.
I was on the the computer that day watching my favorite morning news show with Katie Couric when in the background you could see the first plane hit the Trade Tower. I was in one of the yahoo groups chatting with a vast group of people and I let them all know. As most people they do not have their tv on while they are on their computer. I myself since owning a computer wanted to have mine situated in my homeoffice so I could watch the tv at the same time as I was having fun online, learning new things from other people all over the country we live in. Once I told them, many got offline and went to their livingrooms or family rooms to turn on the news. I called my husbands work to advise them and they had already heard and had our small 4 inch screen tv my husband had there and was watching it since it came across the radio they changed it over to the tv aspect to watch.
So since 1963 to 2021 again so many things have changed.Our technology has advanced even more. New ideas are being implemented to help make life for all of us in many cases easier. I like many of my online friends takes advantage of buying online and having it delivered to us instead of us going out and doing all the walking to shop hours on end. IT has it’s advantages and also it’s disadvantages. I all depends on who were are, how we choose to live our own lives and what we enjoy doing. Our technology in may ways has cut out time in our busy days. Some of us depending upon our age or our physical status love the idea that we do not have to go out of the house and do all the price comparisons at the groceries or going from one shopping mall to another to look for new clothing for the new season. For myself I like it since I let my daughter use my vehicle to go to work. Yes I have become a very,very stay at home person over the past 15 years.
While writing this on the television the news have been showing the Court Renderings of what charges and who the charges were placed upon in regard to our Former President and his Business. Another historic event !
Since I can not predict the future I do believe for myself I will once again begin to go out of my home and go out to the different stores to see what all is out there ! Then again, I may not !
Till my next writing, Live your life to the fullest each day as you may never know what day will be your last !