A man life story, or journey
The human life cycle is our life journey
A simple man life story or journey
Welcome to our article (3), a man life journey
Dear readers, this article is the continuation of our last article called; ‘An old man life story’, but we had to change its name because in Hub Page every article needs to have a title of its own.
We want to tell you our life story, because every one of us has stories to tell, the most important one is the story of our 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 is interesting enough for our readers. You see, even very simple life stories can be interesting to hear, because they have their own merits, even if it is a simple life story, like my life story. Anyhow, everyone of us has a story to tell, so I am pasting a couple of links to prove that;
Now, let us write my own life story. But before I write my life story, I want to inform our readers that real life stories are usually boring, but we hope that we can interest you anyhow, because I am going to write my own life story the way that I have lived it, starting from when I was young, and I don’t want to add anything to my life story to make it look better.
Therefore, I hope that I can 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 is easy to misunderstand the situation, for this reason, we need to write a good description that can highlight the difference between how life was in those old times and how life is now.
Anyhow, 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. Anyhow, at this point of time I plan to write my life story in two parts, one part is going to be about my young life, starting from when I was born, followed by my young life in our family-farm in Southern Italy, then those things that I 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, I am going to tell you some 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; so, 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 want to write about in my life story, and now, let us start planning how to write my life story from the beginning.
Story telling is a very old interesting skill
Planning to write my life story
Anyhow, this article is only the beginning of an old man life story and 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 my readers to take a trip in the past with me, in the hope that I can show them something interesting, and they are willing to read my life story.
You see, I want to tell you my own life story for many reasons; because today I have reached a certain age that makes me an old man, so, I wonder what I can show my readers to make my life story interesting enough to read. Of course, I can 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. You see, 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 want to hear, since telling sad story will bring sadness to those that 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.
Anyhow, even though in my life story I must say that I was struggling sometimes, so, it is not going to be a happy story to hear for entertainment sake; but I hope that my life story is interesting to hear, because the story that I am going to tell you has already happened, so, even if there are sad stories being told, since they are passed away, they are not so sad anymore and they could be easily compared to today’s living to make the story more interesting; you see, this is what us old people do most of the time, we want 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, I want 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.
The historic Norman Castle of, Monteserico
Beginning the story of my life
Anyhow, let me start telling you my life story. I was born in 1938, therefore, I was born before, World War 2 started (1939- 1945), I was born in a rural town of southern Italy, 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.
Now 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 each year. 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 some of the reasons.
My own guess: I believe that in the past the entire countryside would 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 rulers or government landlords, or the master of that portion of the countryside, so, they would let us 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, anyhow, I have written this article, The castle of, as this castle of Monteserico has plenty of history of its own.
This is the church, in the town of Genzano, where I was baptized
A new born baby will become an old man like me one day
How things were run in those times
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 can 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, life most times is like that except for a few lucky one, and this I will be talking in my next article.
Anyhow, I think that I have said enough in this article, so, see you soon in my article, my life my struggle.
Some useful links
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