A Day in the Life

Homeschooling and Medieval Living

It Still Works

on January 18, 2013
My mother writng a note.

Mom writes a note to her sister Janice.

– From the Daily Compass:

Sure, there are fancier, faster machines out there, but this aged tractor can still get the job done. While it’s easy to love smart phones and wi-fi and all the latest gadgets, much of the fertility of our lives comes from wisdom handed down to us from people who managed without the benefit of our contemporary marvels.

What bit of wisdom do you cherish from a person who lived in an earlier age?

Whenever my mother wants to talk to someone, she calls them or she sends them a note/letter/card. She never uses email or Twitter or the like. She doesn’t even have internet. She uses her computer for one thing – playing solitaire. I love the fact that she sends letters and cards. I love getting pretty things in my mailbox. Usually, I just get bills or junk mail. She lives next door to me. She could just come over and talk to me. Instead, she sends me a card – in the mail. She actually takes the time to write in it, put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it, and take it to the post office (five miles from us). She does this so that I will have a bit of sunshine in my mailbox. She knows everyone’s birthday and she sends them a birthday card a week before. I love that about her. I hope I can do the same.

It is funny that I should think of her today. As I write this, she is going in for surgery. You see, a couple of months ago, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy of her left breast. She did not need chemo or radiation, thank goodness. So, today, she is going in for reconstructive surgery. She will be in surgery from 8-10 am (CST). Please keep her in your thoughts today. I know I will. I love you Mom.


Mom came out of surgery just fine. She is home now and recuperating nicely. She is in great spirits. Thanks, Mom, for your inspiration and love. Thanks to everyone else for you love and support over the last couple of days (and months).


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