The Judds- Grandpa (Tell Me ’bout the Good Old Days)

Grandpa
Tell me ’bout the good old days.
Sometimes it feels like
This world’s gone crazy.
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday,
Where the line between right and wrong
Didn’t seem so hazy.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me ’bout the good old days.

[musical interlude]

Grandpa
Everything is changing fast.
We call it progress,
But I just don’t know.
And Grandpa, let’s wonder back into the past,
And paint me a picture of long ago.

Did lovers really fall in love to stay
Stand beside each other come what may
Was a promise really something people kept,
Not just something they would say and then forget
Did families really bow their heads to pray
Did daddies really never go away
Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me ’bout the good old days.

Whoa oh Grandpa,
Tell me ’bout the good ole days. (azlyrics.com)

Thanks

Today my family got together for Thanksgiving dinner. We grandchildren are all adults, and have busy schedules and jobs of our own to work around.

I hardly see my four cousins on my mother’s side. This year was rare, because we were able to see each other in August  for my sister’s wedding.

I just want to say that after tonight I am so thankful for what 2013 has given to me: a first relationship, a promotion, a brother-in-law…and it’s almost over. The wedding came and went so quickly.

Though the relationship was only a brief few months, it brought about realizations about myself. I deserve to be treated like precious treasure.

Seeing my family tonight gave me another wave of appreciation. We are all healthy, responsible, respectable human beings.

What’s next? A new kind of Christmas.

Now that she is married, my sister will spend her first Christmas in a new place, a home of her own. Last year was the final time for my brother, sister, and I to wait at the top of the steps–we’re all over 20–until our parents called us down. New traditions will begin to form.

This blog is still new to me. Words don’t come out as smoothly.

I just want to say I am thankful for the 27 followers who chose to keep checking in.

Happy Holidays!

 

Good Night

Not a lot of people can say they have had a good night. At least not as often as I can. I am thankful for my good nights.

Friday was a good night. Spent with my best friend. A quick craft store errand turned into dinner and grocery shopping. it wasn’t planned, but it’s never a surprise when we spend random hours together.

Saturday, last night, was a good night. Had my first meal at a BRGR with my sister and brother-in-law, my brother and his girlfriend, my best friend, and a few others. We all went to my sister’s home after dinner and carved our pumpkins.

I’m happily exhausted from this week.

Take advantage of your good nights, cherish them as they are happening. Realize what you have is considered rare to some.