Living a good life
I WISH to express my views regarding today’s happenings around the world. I am 91 years old and think back to my early ages. My parents came from Germany, Dad at 20 and Mum at 18. They worked – Dad on a boat and Mum a domestic.
They met at the dances and one night Dad said to Mum, ‘ as you and I have no relatives, what about we get married’ and they did, they had a family of nine.
They were wonderful parents and we lived to God’s commandments. With five boys and four girls, we had little money, lived on a cane farm and grew everything to eat.
The boys were all educated as fathers and they were the bread winners. Mothers were housekeepers and we were such a happy family.
I only heard my father swear when the horses played up.
We all had our jobs to do and no man ever worked harder than our Dad. We all loved him, he was 101 when he died, mum died at 93.
As a teenager we did all the dances and had parties in the yard, no beer though or dances after 12pm. You said goodnight and went home happy. At 19 my sister and I went to Melbourne to work for two years – we did everything and had a wonderful time with friends.
Before Christmas my nephew in Home Hill rang one day because he had a man from Melbourne that wanted to talk to me.
He told him I was his dance partner 72 years ago. We had a great chat and said we didn’t need to be drunk to have a great time and it was great to be remembered in a nice way.
I wonder how much worse society can get. Women work like men, men have little respect for their sex and bad living seems the way to go, no marriage first, just live together.
I think it is parents who need to be educated on how to love and care for children. What teachers cop from kids today, I have six nieces and nephews who are teachers and good ones. My great grandchildren have to sit in the naughty chair until they say sorry and they all seem to be good kids afterwards. I always told my sons that the only time to be afraid of the police and me was if they did the wrong thing. They now have good families.
A bible statement that God’s wrath will be visited on the wickedness and looks like it now, not one government keeps God’s commandments.
Greed for money is the main cause of crime now. I counted 69 relatives and to my knowledge there was not one criminal among them.
We never felt like it was hard to live a happy life.
This is just my thoughts and I hope I haven’t bored you but maybe more papers and magazines should print these rules. At my age I will be happy to die as a happy old citizen and have spoken how I feel.