Back in the Day

John Ficke Ranch, Texas Panhandle, ca. 1898

As I took my nice steamy shower this morning after a hot breakfast of sausage and scramble eggs, hot tea and juice, supplemented with my antibiotic and steroid pills for the infections I have, plus the regular daily meds, I thought about our ancestors who, in mid-winter here in Texas, had no warm water, indoor plumbing, little wood for the stove and fireplace, and certainly no central heating.

What they went through and survived, and here we are not appreciative of what we have. We take it for granted day-by-day! We have warmth, food, sturdy clothing, and medications, and we don't have to run out to that little house in the middle of an ice storm in the middle of the night in 20˚F temperatures!

How blessed we are!

Lord, give us the wisdom to understand and the intelligence to thank You for all You have given us. For man's ability to learn and discover and create. For what wealth we have, both physical and spiritual. For our friends and our families. For our country and our home.

Dear Lord, forgive us our trespasses and grant us a thankful heart, always! In Jesus blessed Name.

Comments

Loraine Despres said…
Thanks for mentioning THE BAD BEHAVIOR OF BELLE CANTRELL on your beautiful blog.
Terry said…
dear sioux..this is such a thankful post that you have and it really reminds us of all the things that we should be thankful for,
we even have the great privilege of freedom of worshiping god and this is one thing that the people that you mentioned here would really be surprised that we didn't cash into...in fact we really do take a lot of these things for granted!
god bless you dear sioux and i am glad about turtle but sad about your other two kitties....love terry
trailbee said…
Other than living in this country (my husband and I immigrated) and enjoying its constituted freedoms, my greatest gift, I think, is not being homeless in winter. My second greatest gift is my washing machine. Indoor plumbing? What a blessing! Thanks for the reminder.
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D Gotlib said…
Hi Sioux,
What wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing with us. Carolyn has such a rich and special name. She is a lucky lady. You obviously made a wonderful choice.
Happy New Year.
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