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A man life story, or journey

Updated on May 31, 2018

The human life cycle is our life journey

People are bourn, they grow up and experience in their lives whatever their experience will be. One day they could use these experiences to tell the story of their lives. Now that is what we want to do, we want to tell the story of our life.
People are bourn, they grow up and experience in their lives whatever their experience will be. One day they could use these experiences to tell the story of their lives. Now that is what we want to do, we want to tell the story of our life.

A simple man life story or journey

Welcome to our article (3), a man life journey

Dear readers, this article can be called a man life story or journey, it is the continuation of our last article called; ‘An old man life story’, but we had to change its name because every article needs to have a title of its own. A man life journey’ is the continuation of the story of my life, therefore, you are welcome and invited to read our article.

We believe that we can tell you our life story, and we will tell our life story, because every one of us has stories to tell, one of which is about our own life, we are not the only people to say so, because there are people that are doing this very same thing. Anyhow, we hope that our life story would be interesting enough for our readers. You see, even very simple life stories could be interesting enough to hear, because they have their own merits, even if it is a simple life story, just like my life story. Hereunder I am pasting a couple of links that I found on the Internet, to see what other people think about this life story issues;

Everyone Has a Story to Tell - Goins, Writer ,

You are a storyteller, and you have a story worth telling. - Get Storied,

Anyhow, now let us go on with our own life story.

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Now, before I continue to write my life story, I want to inform our readers that I am not a writer, therefore, I have some writing concerns about writing my own life story. But that is not all, because what concerns me also is that real life stories are usually boring, anyhow, we hope that we can interest you without boring you too much, because I am going to write my own life story the way that I have lived it, starting from when I was very young. You see, I don’t want to add anything at all to my life story to make it look better.

Therefore, I hope that I would be able to write my life story clear enough for my readers to understand easily, you see, because today there is a great difference in life style, it would be easy to misunderstand the situation, for this reason, we need to write a good description that is able to highlight the difference between how life was in those old times and how life is now; here I should add that this is important to note for comparison sake, because this is one of the reason why I am writing my life story; since it becomes possible to compare between today life style and the old time life style, anyhow let us start telling you my real life story.

Anyhow, as I have said, I am writing about my true-life story. Now, to keep my life story in a chronological order, I must start my story from the time when I was born, which will be written in this same article here-under, under the subtitle name, the story of my life; but before I do that, let us talk about how I plan to write my entire life story. You see, at this point of time I plan to write my life story in two parts, one part is going to be mainly about my young life, starting from when I was born, followed by my young life in our family farm in Southern Italy, then all those things that did and were happening in those times in the farm and in my native town of Genzano di Lucania, which is the town where I was born and our family farm was; of course, as we go on telling you everything we can, I am also going to tell you the story or some of the history of my native town, because history of the place where one is born is also important to know; the second part is going to be about my life story in Australia, since I migrated to Australia in my early twenties, and I have lived in Australia ever since.

This second part of my life story will be dealing with lots of things, it will include several articles about building houses and other building, like in our article DIY brickwork, masonry etc. Since I ended up working in the building industry in Brisbane Australia, while at the same time, I will be telling you the great differences in buildings that I found between the old continent and Australia; and then, I will describe how different building things were done in those times when I came to Australia, how these same things have progressed and how I progressed and became a bricklayer during the time that I have been working in Australia, and I have been working as a bricklayer most of my life; and when I was not bricklaying, I was doing some other building work as well.

Anyhow, these things that I have mentioned above are the things that I would like to write about in my life story, and now, let us go back and start telling you my life story from the beginning.

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Story telling is a very old interesting skill

I am going to try to tell you my life story. I know that it is not easy to tell a good interesting story, as some people do. Since they are so good at telling you a story that the listeners feel as if they see the events in front of their eyes.
I am going to try to tell you my life story. I know that it is not easy to tell a good interesting story, as some people do. Since they are so good at telling you a story that the listeners feel as if they see the events in front of their eyes. | Source

Beginning my life story

Anyhow, let us start from the beginning to tell my life story, you see, this is the story of a simple man life journey. Now, let me explain why our life is a journey, our life can be said that it is our life journey, because we are born, we grow-up, then we grow old and at the end we die, completing our journey, it is an inevitable fact of life.

Now, I would like to point out that this article is only the beginning of, an old man life story or journey, there will be several articles written about my life story; for this reason, I am asking myself which is the best way to write my life story, so that I could interest you my readers to take a trip in the past with me, in the hope that I would be able to show you something that could interest you, hoping you would accompany me happily in my life story journey.

Now, I would like to tell you my own life story for many reasons. You see, today I could say that I have reached a certain age that makes me an old man, so, I wonder what I could show to you my readers that would make my life story interesting enough to read. Of course, I could tell you easily about what my life is like today, which I can say that is not that exciting at all, because of some unfortunate happenings and illness in the family that seems to worry me so much these days; but don’t worry about that, we all have our own ups and downs, so, we must accept life as it is. Here I want to point out that some families seem unluckier then others. So, I believe that I have had more that my share of trouble.

Anyhow, to tell you the truth I am sorry to say that I happen to live with family members that are sick and require lots of attention, because this is not what you the readers would like to hear, since telling sad story would only bring sadness to who hears the story; so, it would be better to go back to tell you my life story from the beginning just as it happened in the past with some happy and some not so happy happenings, I suppose it is better for everybody, if I tell my life story this way.

Now, even though in my life story I have to say that I was struggling most times during my early life, so, it might not be a happy story to hear for entertainment sake, at the same time I hope that my whole life story would be more interesting to hear, if the story that I am going to tell you has already happened in the past, because even if there are sad stories being told, since they have happened in the past, they would not seem so sad anymore, but, they could be easily compared to today’s living to make the story more interesting anyhow; you see, this is what us old people do most of the time, we would like to compare today’s way of life to the ways that we have lived our own life.

Therefore, dear readers, while you are reading my life story try to compare the ways of living of those by gone days, with the ways that we are living our lives today, because this is one of the reasons why I am writing my life story; you see, today when I see things done from the younger generation that do not agree with my own views, sometimes I would like to tell them the ways that things were done when I was young, therefore, I would start by saying; when I was young these things were not done this way and keep telling them what we did then. I hope you see what I mean. But now, let me start telling you the story of my life, as much as I can in a chronological way wherever I could;

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The historic Norman Castle of, Monteserico

When I was young, from my family farm I could see in the East this smallish castle of Monteserico every day, this castle is supposed to be the Norman castle that the Noman had in southern Italy and from here they dominated their conquests.
When I was young, from my family farm I could see in the East this smallish castle of Monteserico every day, this castle is supposed to be the Norman castle that the Noman had in southern Italy and from here they dominated their conquests.

The story of my life begins

Anyhow, let me start telling you my life story. I was born in 1938, therefore, I was born before World War 2, 1939- 1945 started, I was born in a rural town of southern Italy, as I have already mentioned at the beginning of this article, my family had a small farm and owned some farm land around the farm, but this farm land that we owned was not enough to earn a living, so, we (my family) would also work the land of large land owners, who would let us use their land for a price that had to be paid usually with an agreed amount of produce each year; to some of you today this way of doing things might seem strange, but, that was normal practice in those days.

To explain the above, I believe that I need to write this observation here. When I was young approximately half of the town land, was owned by a few large landlords. These landlords would lease their land for a price, which would usually be a small amount of what their land would produce. To understand better the ownership of the land, then the situation of us small farmers working the land is not easy. But I will try to explain the easiest way possible; you see, most times it is not the owners of the land that work as farmers; but are other poor people that to earn a living are working as farmers. As this has come about we don’t know, but we can guess.

My own guess: In the past the entire countryside would usually belong to the landlord that the rulers of the day gave the right to run that part of the country, so, even when I was young some of these way of living existed, the rich landowner that somehow were able to secure the land in the past, now replaced the government landlord, or the master of that portion of the countryside, anyhow, they would let use their land for a price.

Anyhow talking about the old ways of how these things were done, and talking about the landlords or the masters of the castles that they used to run the countryside, there in Genzano is this castle called, Monteserico-castle, and I remember that from my family farm I could see this castle far away every day of my life, of course there is also a history about this Monteserico-castle, I have written about that in this article, The castle of, as this castle of Monteserico has plenty of history of its own.

Anyhow, to understand how things were done in the farms of those days, here I am talking about before and also during World war 2, I need to tell you this; to earn a living in those days was very hard, it was much harder than today, not only for us farmers who were then thought to be in a better position than the rest of the town community, because we were producing something useful for the rest of the community, especially in war time when food was hard to come by, we could always find something to eat from the fields, so, the rest of the town were influenced by us farmers, so, if we were doing well the rest of the town would be doing well too, I believe that here I could add this observation to make you see what I mean; in the simple life of those times, the most important thing that people would aim for, was to be able to eat wholesome and simple food every day, if you were able to do that then you were doing well, I hope I have made my point here, there were no luxurious food or things to be had, accept a few times each year, at Christmas and other important events.

Anyhow, just to compare the ways of life between then and now, I need to point out that there was no much money going around in those days, so, a lot of times we had to exchange produce or things to make ends meet. So, let me tell you a couple of examples how things were done in those days; for example if it happened that we needed a blacksmith to sharpen the tools during the year to work the fields, we would pay the blacksmith with an agreed amount of wheat, since wheat was our main crop and also most people needed wheat to make their own bread during the year; you see in those times, if you had wheat you could take it to the mill to make flour and then make your own bread; therefore by paying work done by wheat was convenient, as it was a two ways solution. It also was done like that because there was no much money around then; you see, even the farmers’ barbers used to be paid in wheat or some other produce from the farmers. Of course, there was some money to do other general smaller services or things, but all those services that would take a long time usually for years were done by these agreements, of so much work in exchange of so much produce. Sometimes even small things could be bought by exchanging some produce with some other things.

I know dear readers that what I have said might seem ridiculous today, but this is how life was in those old days. So, I wonder how you the younger generation would feel to live in the old days that I have described above, be a youth working in the farm from a very tender age as I did.

I am saying this because today when I look at the young people most of them walk about with a mobile talking to their friends, or listening to music, or doing whatever they can do with their mobile, the difference in life style is so great, it is hard to believe that so many electronic devises have come out in the last fifty years or so, and they have changed our life style, so, we are better off today; therefore, just to compare, we should ask ourselves, what the youths of today could have done in my place? But, I better stop lamenting my bad luck, I know we were struggling then, but there were people that were worse off than I was, anyhow it is over now. So, let us continue to tell you the story of my life, where I am concerned that I have missed to tell you the following event.

This is the church, in the town of Genzano, where I was baptized

This church, is the church of Maria Santissima delle Grazie, in Genzano di Lucania. Now, this photo was taken at a feast of this Madonna, this church is where I was baptized. You see, just about everybody over there, belongs to the Roman catholic ch.
This church, is the church of Maria Santissima delle Grazie, in Genzano di Lucania. Now, this photo was taken at a feast of this Madonna, this church is where I was baptized. You see, just about everybody over there, belongs to the Roman catholic ch. | Source

A new born baby will become an old man like me one day

A new born child is the most wonderful thing on earth that parents can receive from Mother Nature, so, we all dream of great things that this child could achieve during his life, we baptize and pray God that he will grant this child the best.
A new born child is the most wonderful thing on earth that parents can receive from Mother Nature, so, we all dream of great things that this child could achieve during his life, we baptize and pray God that he will grant this child the best.

Missed personal details, and other concerns

Dear readers, while I am writing my life story, I have become aware that I have missed to mention this event. As you know, most Italians are religious and most of them are Roman Catholic, and so was my family including myself, so, I was born and baptized in a Roman Catholic Church just like everybody else is, in the town of Genzano di Lucania, and this is how my life stared. I know that this is only the start of my life that I have told you in this article, so, I have a lot more to say, but sometimes I am concerned about duplicate content, because I have already written it on the Internet, like what is following here under, that is why I am concerned.

At this point of time, I have become concerned that I am not going to be able to write my life story the way that I wanted to write it, so, let me explain the reasons why and the way how I feel about it. Now, since this article is supposed to be mainly about my own life story, I would have liked to go back to talk about myself and my position in my family, also those things that happen when one is born or just a toddler; but unfortunately, again some of my life stories have been already published in blogger, therefore, I cannot repeat them here because it will become duplicate content. So, I say this to you, if you would like to know what I am talking about, you have to read some of my blogs or my websites these are the links, http://menfranco.blogspot.com, http://frankmenchise.com and, http://manneedsgod.blogspot.com,

Of course, in these blogs there are many posts and pages, but what I am talking about here is the post called, my life struggles, which could be different from our next article, “my life my struggles”. You know I would like to tell you so many things and I will do that when I work out what I can publish here as I go on writing it.

I think that I have said enough in this article, so, see you soon in my life my struggles article.

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© 2011 F-Menchise

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