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Days End Have Come

Updated on June 7, 2012
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The Tired Rest

Welcome all to the Fireside. I know it has been a long day or maybe you are about to start one which will make you weary. They do come do they not. To the point where you have nothing left and only need sleep and a time to recharge.

Today has been one of those days the brain and the body are out of sync with each other. The brain refuses to shut down and yet the body is screaming. Funny think is I just finished writing a hub on taking rest. An oxymoron really. (grinning to myself)

So please pull up a chair, the fireplace is burning. All I have tonight is a cup of tea for you. Just place your feet up and do settle in and say hello to your neighbour and hopefully a few friends.

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Winter Around the Corner

The hottest topic these days is the weather and many are jumping with joy at the lack of cold and snow. That is unless you talk to the farmer who has a great concern in regards to the lack of moisture for his crops to germinate and grow.

I watch these people each spring as they sink the last of their resources into the ground and hope for success. In the market place today they do need every advantage and the first is being able to give the plants the basic of needs and that is moisture.

The past several years have been great years for these dedicated people. The timing on everything has been good but fail and it costs so greatly. Our prayers go out to the many who take the chance. God bless you for all the hard work you do.

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Past Days

I so love driving through the countryside and taking pictures of things of the past. Houses, barns and equipment left to weather with time. Too some they are junk and yet to me they are great reminders of how far we have come over the years.

Take this wagon for example. I wonder how many loads of grain were hauled. How many times it carried a family to church maybe. How many moonlit rides it provided for a young couple who may have been courting. It would be something to be able to listen to the stories of the past it could tell.

We are much like that. As we age we have vast amounts of wisdom to pass down to the younger generations. I have again taken up bowling and bowl with two groups of seniors. There is little time to really visit but once asked about their lives they are so willing to share. What a gift they are for making it through some of lives hardest years. In some areas we just forget about them and tuck them away and yet they have so much to offer.

I spoke with one old gent the other day that shared he spent many a year playing in a roving band playing music to many. He said he loved country music. I offered to burn him a few CD's of old time country music. He smiled looked at me and informed me CD's were for the young people. "Ever heard of an 8 track," he asked. It is what I use all the time to play my music on. He then went on to tell me he needs to take it apart once in a while and lube all the moving parts. What a gem of a man. When he talks of the old days his eyes light up and he relives the moment he is sharing.

Today when he shared in response to my question of how he met his wife he forgot all about bowling and his eyes sparkled. "That's my girl over there, we been married 61 years now and I love her the same as the first day I met her. She's my girl, he smiled. Yes and I can tell you young man I have been blessed to have her."

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Kids Toys

I found two young boys sitting in this old truck today. They were driving to places unknown. Each had a wooden box they were sitting on. When I stopped and asked if I could take a picture they said "Sure you can but not with us inside, we are not suppose to talk to strangers."

Smart young boys and yet they were willing to share a brief moment of what the old truck meant to them. It was at the end of the long driveway leading to their house. They said they stopped everyday and drove to the city and back. It was one of their favorite times of day.

We all have memories of our youth. No doubt there will be a day when one of these boys takes over the family farm. I can bet this old truck will be used by their children to go on adventures. I so appreciate the fact the parents have left it where it is knowing the boys love this old wreck.

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Days End Is Painted

As I was driving home from the day of adventure God painted a special picture of His never ending beauty He provides. I had to stop and take a picture. I missed the best part of it by only a few minutes before it dipped below the horizon.

It is amazing the way His perfect gift to us can and will bless us if we take the time to stop and watch as He unfolds the perfection for us all. No matter what it is, where it is or when it is... it will be there waiting. Just reach out and take it and love it and live it to the fullest. It is there waiting.

Father I thank you for each person whom You have placed in my life this day. In some small way Father I pray I have been a blessing to them as they have been a blessing to me. Know that you my friends are dearly loved and cared for.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I enjoyed seeing all the pictures, esp. the sunset, so beautiful. I always wonder when i pass old run down houses/farms, who lived there? Were they a happy family? It makes me a little sad. I liked your story about the little boys, i could almost see them pretending to drive the old truck. Thank you for sharing my friend..Cheers

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... thanks for stopping and saying hello... funny I always think the same when I see them. I have gone so far as to stop and talk to the neighbours to get the stories. Some have a real history wort writing about.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I enjoyed the stories, loved the beautiful photographs and your comments about God always being there for us. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rolly, thank you for the fireside chat, the Canadian sunset is always so dramatic - beautiful!

      I too am always attracted to old buildings and 'junk' and wonder the story behind them!

      Your words struck a chord with me as always, thank you.

      Best wishes my friend, Lesley

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      DavePrice 5 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

      The pictures are grand, and you paint such a wonderful picture of the greatest blessing of growing older - that appreciation deepens beyond words for the blessings and the glory of the journey we have taken. Love you always - D

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      They say a picture paints 1,000 words. You shared so much between the pictures and the written words. Thanks for allowing us to see more than what appears at times.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Blossom... a blessing to have you read this and visit and yes He certainly is there at all times.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi MM... if only they could talk... what woud they tell us about the pain, suffering and best of all the blessings they contained in past years.

      Hugs

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Dave... good to hear fro you and blessed to have you visit. I must apologies for not calling. I will try and call Monday as I know you are off and we can chat.

      Blessing and hugs back

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate... so wonderful to see you say hello. You are such a blessing brother. The gift you have of encouragement is never unnoticed... Thank you

      Blessings and Hugs as always

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Rolly,

      You paint beautiful pictures with your words. I'm going to enjoy reading more of your articles.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Daisy... welcome to the Fireside... a blessing to have you stop in... I do hope you enjoy your stay.

      Hugs and Blessings

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