Happy Thankful Thursday. Always things in our lives we can be thankful for – right? Right! Easter was nice – Mom got her second shot – both of those are thankfuls. The weather has been spectacular the past few days – a BIG thankful as it meant I was outside a LOT with Mom and Dad. Spring is prettier and prettier every day…..always thankful when Spring arrives. Thankful to Brian for hosting this great Hop!
Also thankful that I received Angel Sammy’s poem to share with you…………AND his new photo for NEXT week’s poem as well………….always fun!
Let’s Share Poems!
Yes – let’s do that! Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week? I thought we’d all have some fun with that photograph. We ALWAYS have fun with our poems don’t we? I’m happy that some of you are as excited about Thursdays and poetry as I am. Makes me feel like these little get-togethers are worth it.
Now, wanna see the photo I gave you last week to work with? I’ll share my poem after I show you the photo………………..
“The Heart of the Home”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©April 7, 2021
This was where the action was back in “the day”
Where you’d generally find your Mom to have your “say”
Everyone gathered around the kitchen table
To spend time together as much as they were able
You had breakfast there, licked spoons with icing there
And using her sewing shears Mom would even cut your hair!
No electronic gadgetry around – everything was easy to fix
There were lots of Mr. Fix-its in neighborhoods who knew all the tricks
The lemonade pitcher always ready in Mom’s old Kelvinator
There were no garbage disposals then; our pets were leftovers eliminators!
They say in the electronic age life is so much better and free
But the good old days of meeting in the kitchen sound mighty good to me.
In many ways the good old days really were good old days. Sure we didn’t have all the conveniences of electronic gadgetry but we really didn’t NEED them – they are just more convenience in these days of “instant gratification” and everybody working and not many hanging out at home. We want everything NOW…..back in “the day” we paced ourselves. Waiting for the cake to bake in the oven instead of getting a microwave for three minutes dessert. Oh well………..that’s progress…………right?
My Mom remembers her Grandmother’s kitchen looking a bit like this one, and when she and her family lived on an Air Force base in Alabama a long time ago, this pretty much is exactly what the kitchen looked like.
Hope you had fun with this photo………….I have next week’s photo for you! Ready? You have a week to write something to go with this one – another FLASHBACK:
I’m going to guess SOME of you tuning in will have no idea what this is……………….! But I also know that some will!
SO – that’s your assignment for next week – write a poem about this photo, and if you wrote one this week – let us know you did, give us a link so we can read it, or just write the poem in my comments here on Teddy’s blog. He doesn’t mind. Trust me. Just because I’m an Angel doesn’t mean we aren’t still close!
Have a good and safe week……………..I’m so happy my Mom is finished with her shots and that Dad will get his second one next week. I will always look after them, but I won’t WORRY as much once they are vaccinated.
Loves of Angel Love, Angel Sammy
I like your poem a lot Angel Sammy. I would like to have a floor like that in the kitchen to lie on now – I bet it’s nice and cool! Our wood floors are nice too especially in the winter. Have a good week at the Bridge and thank you for looking out for us. I miss you.