The Good Old Days And Home.

The Good Old Days and home.

So much work to do. I enjoy it when I feel well. I helped Joann around the house yesterday before I went outside to burn trash.

I always work hard, even when I am not feeling well. Yesterday I burned a lot of old plywood , and boards from our old gift shop.

The shop had a large air conditioner. Years ago I gave it to a young couple that had a baby. One day I happened to be driving through town , and I caught sight of a porch with a baby in a play pen. I decided to walk over to look, and it turned out I knew the residents that lived there. It was very hot that day, nearly a hundred degrees. I recognized the mother of the baby.

I knew the father as a friend, and met him as well. I stopped to visit the young man I once knew when I was a police officer. The young family had a broken air conditioner. It was summer, and extremely hot. I asked him if he would like to have my two hundred, and twenty volt air conditioner from our gift shop, and he said he would take it.

Together, the young man, and I pulled the large air conditioner out of our gift shop wall. It needed more freon. Once freon was put in it the air conditioner it began blasting cold air.

We loaded the air conditioner into my car trunk, and drove back to his house.

We installed it , and the baby was moved into the house from the porch. They tried to keep their baby cool , but it was so hot.

I painted a sign that took two weeks to help a mechanic acquire more business. His family had no food . We gave them some of our food, and I painted a sign for him.

The mechanic's business improved. He did well in his work shop. All he needed was advertisement so I used large letters. I am a free hand artist . I created a sign that could be seen a mile away from his shop .

My entire family has lived in our town one hundred and twenty five years. I do not get out our house much to socialize. I rarely take time to visit anyone . When I see people I talk to them if I know them.

My father in law was a good automobile mechanic . You could blind fold him, and he could build a transmission

He lived to work on cars. He rarely went to sleep in a bed. He wore greasy dirty work clothes. Wherever he sat down, that was where he would fall to sleep. He worked around the clock all the time.

The man would have been wealthy if he would have charged everyone for mechanic work . If you're car was broken by the side of a road, he would stop to help you. He would tow it in with his beat up old truck. and work on cars until they were repaired. If it took one hour or twelve hours to fix a car, he would do it.

He would fix you're car, and if you handed him money he would throw it right back at you.

He could fix any car. If you had a jaguar worth he could fix it. If you had a car worth only two cents he could fix it , and give it value again.

He died with a lot of respect from a lot of people. He was a good man.

Joann is cooking hot dogs with chili. I am hungry again. I may put some bread on a plate, toss some hot dogs on it with chili, and have some lunch.







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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

Sounds like you are feeling kinda used. Regardless, I'd still rather be the person who does the giving than the one who does the taking. There is something soothing about doing a good deed. Happiness is the by product of a life lived well. Keep on giving, and don't count the cost. My mother did many good things for others, and got little in return, but her funeral was also packed with those she had helped. You are probably more appreciated than you know. Perhaps the people whom you helped didn't even see the ad. Some of us never read a paper, and only watch news on line. keep your chin up. You made the world a better place, and that is more important than recognition. Hang in there.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Valariebelew: Thank you Dear Heart for writing, and for the sweet words.

Everything will work out in my yard. I got a lot of work to do. You know work never ends.

Your mother must have been very sweet. My mom was the same way. Your letter is encouraging, and I always seem to be needing it. God Bless You and your loved one one Easter and on every day on Earth.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am sorry to read about the heartlessness but don't it let upset you. I had the same experience and it does hurt but now I managed so many things and looking back I am not beholden to anybody. I feel proud of myself to achieve all this without outside help. I nothing but gave and gave and when I couldn't take the bad treatment of my ex-husband and had to face divorce, every one of them turned away. Oh well, at least I found out that they are no good.


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear Hello Hello : Thank you for writing and wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter today. I learned long ago to leave real and true justice in God's hands. I am so sorry you experienced a troublesome relationship with someone who should have treated you right. That too will be taken care of by God. Today will be a very nice day to think about all the good things we have in life , and that is all that really matters. Thank you for being such a sweet friend, and for being so thoughtful to so many folks Dear Heart. We all love you very much with all of our friendship.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

The mechanic is a great story - happy Easter!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. Author

Dear billyaustindillion: Thank you for visiting and God Bless you and Happy Easter.

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