Friday, August 7, 2009

Response to Amy's post on writing........

Writing prompt......write about the nicest thing your parents ever did for you.

When I was a kid we were poor. I don't remember my folks ever buying cold breakfast cereal or soda pop (not that this was a hardship when you had icy cold well water to drink and yummy homemade pancakes and eggs for breakfast). I clearly remember the first time I went to a McDonalds. My darling Aunt Robyn took me and my sister. She was single with no kids and liked to spoil us.
I will never forget two things about my folks. Do you know what hog rings are? They are these little rings that you put in a hog's nose to keep him from digging. Well my dad's boots were plumb wore out. The soles had come unsewed all the way around so daddy hog ringed the soles back on. He hog ringed his boots so that my sister and I could have shoes. We sure as heck didn't have Nike or Reebok shoes, but we had good shoes on our feet that weren't held together with hog rings!
My mom had a coat of many colors. She didn't have money to buy herself a winter coat but she did have lots and lots of fabric (mom is a sewing machine! lol no pun intended) so she made herself a coat out of different strips of fabric. It was beautiful and made in a crazy quilt style. She wore that coat for years so that we could have things like braces and dentist visits, eye doctor visits.

Sounds dramatic I know, but it's the truth. I think those two things stand out as the nicest of many many things that my folks ever did for me!

Till next time........GOD BLESS FROM GOODWIFE FARM!

1 comment:

  1. That was extremely sweet, and very touching. I am delighted that you shared the writing exercise. It is so nice getting to know you.


If you'd like to comment, I love to hear from folks and I will do my absolute very best to comment back or answer any questions!