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A man life story, or journey

Updated on January 13, 2018

Story telling is very interesting

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

A simple man life story

Welcome to our article number 3, a man life story, or journey

Dear readers, this article is the continuation of our last article called; ‘An old man life story’, so, we could have called it chapter 2 of ‘an old man life story’, but we had to change its name, because to publish it on the internet, every article needs to have a title of its own. Having done that now let me welcome you again to this article, called a man life story or journey.

This article being the continuation of my life story, we are going to do just that. We believe that we can tell you our life story, and we will tell you, our life story, just the way that we have lived our life. Life as we all know has many sides: it can be very good, it can be average, it can be hard, and we must struggle, and we have to live it just the way it comes. Now this is the life story that we are going to tell you, in these articles.

You see, every one of us has a story to tell, which is about our own life. Anyhow, we are not the only people that write our own life story, because there are people that are doing this very same thing; so, we hope that our life story would be interesting enough for our readers. You see, even very simple life stories sometimes 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. Anyhow, these are a couple of links that I found on the Internet to check them out and see, what other people think about this life story telling issues;

Everyone Has a Story to Tell - Goins, Writer ,

You are a storyteller, and you have a story worth telling. - Get Storied, anyhow let us go on with our own life story.

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Anyhow, I have decided to write my own life story, but now I am worried about writing it, because I am not a scholar or a trained writer, therefore, I have some concerns about how to write it. We are also concerned, because real life stories are usually boring, but we hope that somehow, we would be able to interest our readers, without boring them too much. Now, because I don’t want to embellish my life story at all, as I am going to write my own life story just the way that I have lived it, starting from when I was very young. Therefore, I hope that I would be able to write my life story clear enough for my readers to understand it easily.

What is concerning me sometimes is this; you see, today there is a great difference in life style, between the past and the present, therefore, it could be easy to misunderstand the situation, for this reason we need a good description that is able to highlight the difference, between how life was then, in those old times and how life is now; here I should add that this is very important to note for comparison sake, because this is one of the reason, why I am writing my life story, since one would like to note between today life style and the old time life style, anyhow let us start telling you my real life story.

Now, as I have said, I am writing about my life story; so, in order to keep my life story in a chronological order somehow, I have to start 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 at this point of time, 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. We are going to write about, all those things that 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 where our family farm was, of course, as we go on telling you everything we can, I am also going to tell you the story of my native town, 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 of my life story, 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, it will be dealing with lots of things, and it will include several articles about buildings, like how DIY brickwork, masonry etc. Since I ended up working in the building industry in Brisbane Australia, while at the same time, I will be also telling you the great differences that I found in house building, between the old continent and Australia for a start. Anyhow, I will describe how many different building things were done in those times, when I came to Australia, and perhaps how these same things have progressed with time, and how I progressed while working, and became a bricklayer, during the time that I have been working in Australia, so, 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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Our human life cycle story

People are bourn then they grow up and experience whatever their experience would be while living their life; and from these experiences we could tell the story of our life.
People are bourn then they grow up and experience whatever their experience would be while living their life; and from these experiences we could tell the story of our life. | 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, or journey, since life is like a journey. Now, I would like to point out that this article, is only the beginning of an old man life story, and there will be several articles written about this story; for this reason I am asking myself which is the best way to write my life story. Since it is like asking the readers to take a trip in the past with me, in the hope, that I would be able to show them, something that could interest them, so, they would accompany me happily in my life story.

You see, I would like to tell you my own life story for many reasons; one of which is because today, I have reached a certain age that makes me an old man, so, I wonder what could I show to my readers, in my own life story, 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; to tell you the truth, I feel that I am struggling, and life is not easy. 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 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 might be 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 very happy story to hear for entertainment sake, at the same time I hope that my whole life story could or would be more interesting to hear, if the story that I am going to tell you now has already happened in the past, because even if there are sad stories being told, since they are passed already, they would not seem so sad anymore, and 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 would be 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 however I could;

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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

So, now let me start telling you my life story, in a chronological way. I was born in the late thirties, that means that, I was born before World War 2, 1939- 1945, 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 this way of doing things might seem strange, but, that was normal practice in those days.

Perhaps I need to write this observation here, to understand better the situation about us small farmers, without going in too many details about the past, one has to think, that 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 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 of Monteserico 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, in order to understand how things were done then in the farms, and 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 of 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.

Now I need to point out, that there was no much money going around in those days, and 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 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, they were done by these agreements, 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. Just imagine yourself, being a farmer’s youth, working in the farm from a very tender age as I did. Here I would like to call on you my readers, to compare what I have said above to today living, and let me know if you feel like making a comment. I just wonder how you would feel like, to be in a lonely place as I was, where there was not a single electronic device to play with or just listen to; I just wonder how you would feel like, and what you would do.

I am saying this because today, when I look at the young people, most of them are walking 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, that 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 and we are better off today; therefore, I have to ask myself, what the youths of today could have done in my place? Perhaps nothing, because there was nothing that could be done. But anyhow let us continue to tell you the story of my life.

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, and then 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, and then 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 concerned how to set it up properly, because I believe that I have missed to mention this small part of my life, so, let me try to fix it now. As you know most Italians are religious, and most of them are Roman Catholic, and so was also my family including myself, so, I was born and baptized in a Roman Catholic Church just like everybody else, in my native 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 am telling you now in this article, I have a lot more to say, but unfortunately sometimes I am not allowed to do that, because of duplicate content in hub pages, just like what is following here under, so, let me explain, because 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 would have liked to write it, so, let me explain the reasons why and the way that I feel. 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, and 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 here, you may 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. Anyhow, I believe that is better to accept, whatever, hub pages, or the Internet writing rules are with a smile; so, I will stop complaining, and continue with my story. 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 in Hub Pages. See you soon in, my life my struggles article.

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© 2011 F-Menchise

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