Archive for Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

March 25, 2009

We’ve been dwelling on the Depression and all of its problems.

Today I’m just going to drop those thoughts, those worries, going outdoors to soak up this beautiful spring day, dig in the dirt, plant onions, spinach and such. The robins came back right on schedule. No matter what we humans do, or how we mess up, God’s blessings are all around us, always there to greet us.

P.S. Oh yes! Much later: You see I did just that I dropped it, took off, had a great day. So please you too just drop it. Go off with the kids and enjoy your family. Because that’s where the answers lie as many of us still living remembering those tough times can testify. Families became so solid, worked together, stayed together.

Neighbors, neighborhoods, always caring, sharing, families are and have always been the foundation of this great nation. I worry about and pray for today’s families, far too many of them broken, shattered and scattered. Not good folks, not good at all, our very foundation, weakening, crumbling.

Then like a heavy sledgehammer came that “OMIT GOD DRIVE,” Leave God out, even drive him out of, our world, our life, our nation. As most of us agree that’s when our problems really began to pile up.

Here, if you’ll bear with me, I must tell you about this fine old gentleman who liked to repeat this story he’d heard,

“God is not happy with us, this is his world and he does not like what us humans are doing with it, he’ll let us go just so far and then he will just pick us up, shake us like a dirty rug and straighten us all out, really show us a thing or two.”

I like to think Elmer is up there looking down, still praying for God’s world and all of us.

— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086, auntnorie@att.net.

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