Haha – I’m surprised Mrs. Blimp didn’t try to finagle Walt into carrying that trunk. (Is it wrong to mention that it doesn’t look like she has exactly worked her fingers to the bone ….?)
Nobody was asking and nobody was telling back then.
I think about that often, Night-Gaunt49 … which is the reason I have a library of photo albums and notebooks filled with “primary documents” to give to my grandkids someday. All I can do is hope they will continue to preserve and pass these items along to future generations.
Oh, do; please do. And don’t forget to donate copies to your local library or research center. You would be amazed at the kinds of things I have found in mine; for example, photocopies of the “birth / death / marriages” pages from an old family Bible that nobody in at least three generations would have otherwise seen or known about.
@felinefan55 – Thank you so much for sharing. There is a gravestone at a cemetery near my home inscribed with this verse:
She always stood to watch for us,
anxious if we were late,
in winter by the window,
in summer by the gate.
I bet you will ROCK at this, muffi!
Thank you for sharing that story, jimmjonzz. I’m sure that is a treasured memory as it is passed down through the generations for your family, but its message and lessons are important for all of us. I am sincere when I say, I hope you can find a way to have that story documented for history, perhaps through your local library or university.
… and before anyone chimes in to say kids don’t still entertain themselves with their imaginations, I offer up my grandkids as Exhibit A, and respond with the following challenge: Use your own imagination to find ways to encourage kids to use theirs.
I guess I’m a bad parent. I went to bed and went to sleep. Kids were always home by the time I got up the next morning.
That show was consistently hilarious.