Friday, August 10, 2012

Truth Be Told...

This post may be a bit long.
 Yeah, I was raised...I didn't just grow up on my own! I had a Mom and four Sisters and I lived in the same house with our two parents. As a family unit, we did everything together. 

We were read to and taught how to read at an early age

We had our meals together and prayed together

We laughed, talked to our parents and they listened to us, respected what we had to say. Helped us to solve problems. They showed interest in our schooling and helped with our homework, making sure the five of us had what we needed.

They taught us how to work, garden

 And harvesting


  Those two parents taught us and taught us well! We are who we are today because of them. The golden rule was "golden" in our home and to us, because we 'know' what it means.

Our parents prayed together as a couple

 Our parents set the example and taught us how to pray to our God

We learned and did well on our own 

  We were taught from the Bible and went to Sunday meeting as a family...every meeting!

     We knew the meaning of, R-E-S-P-E-C-T your elders... regardless. To let them speak without putting your two-cents in! We were taught to speak when we are spoken to. We got our butts up off a chair and gave it to older ones.(You better not still be sitting and they are standing, or your butt would smoke for days.)

  Why...did you say? Because it was the right and respectful thing to  do, and it was the way we were taught. We were taught to address any older person with a yes or no Sir or Mama...made no difference what color they might have been. Excuse, pardon me; thank you and please were words taught to us when we were know what, they are STILL in our vocabularies and used to this day!

   Door were held for older ones and the the person behind us...why? That's what you call manners. Would you want a door slammed in your face? We were taught common sense things like: speak when you wall into a room. Assist a person when they need help. Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc.
  I will, I suppose until I die, remember Scripture read to us daily when we were so young:

And,  Deuteronomy 6: 6-7

   Truth Be Told...
Children can not be left on their own devises...trouble follows. Their role models are what's out there in the world...and they copy them well!
Truth Be Told...
if more children in this world had been raised by their parents...think about it...Wouldn't the world be a better place to live!
Pictures courtesy of Bing

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, that the raising of the next generation"___C.Everett Koop


  1. Hi Loretta. Excellent post. I really appreciate the values your parents instilled in you. Do you still attend Sunday meetings?

  2. Thanks for visiting and asking...yes we do and when my sisters who live away comes home, we all go together just as we use to with Mom!

  3. Loretta, I LOVE YOU! Amen and again I say AMEN! I have tried to teach my grandbabies the same things. I am a displace southerner and they don't do so much with manners where I live but the best example you had were your GOD FEARING PARENTS! God bless them and you too!

  4. C. S. Lewis said, "if there is to be grace in the home, there must be rules."

  5. Kids now a days lack parental influence. Many are too busy caught in the hustle and bustle of a days work. So many kids are left home alone without supervision due to the fact that it takes two paychecks to pay the bills now a days. It's a shame though because it's those kids without supervision that choose the wrong roads in life.
    Manners, respect, courtesy, common sense and values all seem to have gone down the drain and it's a real shame.

  6. A wonderful post Loretta full of family and togetherness.

  7. Being a parent is, by far, the most important job we will ever have.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.

  8. Loretta,
    Lovely post. Happy Sunday to you!

  9. Loretta, this is another wonderful post. I feel many young people are being raised by the TV and their friends..not parents. I'm shocked at the lack of respect for others and for other people's property. It's good to know that core values are still being met in many good families like yours. Thanks for sharing.

  10. It's all about family, my parents taught us the same thing. Thanks for sharing this Loretta.


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