Exciting way to grow up ?

 Do you remember some of the best times when at an early time of your life that was just plain old fun? Let me say this that every friday after school us cousins had already thought about what we were going to do over weekend? The little oclocknee river was only 3/4 mile across the bermuda grass field and thru the woods ? By the age of 5 or 6 we were allowed to go on camping trips at our favorite swimming hole and great fishing holes as well? One weekend we was feeling friskie and adventuriously bold? When we were allowed these weekends the main requirement was take a bath in river and carry clean outfit to wear to church on sunday morning and be ready to go by the time my aunt come by to pick us up? You wonder what we ate? My grandma would pack us a sack full of cathead biscuits and fatback and a jar or 2 of homemade blackberry jelly and the rest of our food came from the fish we caught and the squirrels?    One particular sunday we decided to tie up one of younger cousins and leave him and go on to church?  My Aunt remind you believed in justice and teaching us to be truthful especially at church and when asked where Vick was we responded that he was going to come with his dad and mom? A little after we arrived at church uncle Bill and Aunt Ruth arrived and Aunt Eula asked about Vick and when they said they thought that he was with us ? All of us boys was beginning to get fidgity and almost ready to holler and tell the others that were there to pray for us? Need to say that ,that morning was one to remember? We didn’t have indoor plumbing at that time in the church ,only outhouses out back? My aunt lined us up and I almost thought she was enjoying it and I was praying  that her energy would be gone before it was my turn? Needlessly to say that morning we got some education out behind the outhouse? She has gone on to be with our Lord and I wonder if she has 5ft peach tree switches up there to welcome us when we get there?      Blessings To All!         RON.


8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    gordoncloud said,

    Bro. Ron, I would have never thought that you were capable of such shenanigans.

    That is funny.

  2. 2

    rrbj said,

    Bro. Gordon I was a victim of peer pressure back then? I had 5 cousins older than me ?

  3. 3

    jel said,

    Morning GP,

    hope you are fine as frogs hair today:)

  4. 4

    amycloud said,

    Great story, Ron. You really know how to tell them. I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. 5

    Dana said,

    wonderful post, thanks for droppin in on my blog, I will be back here soon

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    Tim A. Blankenship said,

    Bro. Ron,
    It is good to hear your story. It is sometimes fun and even funny to remember those times.

  7. 7

    rrbj said,

    Janice-Amy-Dana- and Bro Blankenship for your comments! I can say I did have an exciting life as a youngster, and there is a lots more stories ? Blessings ! Ron.

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    Terry said,

    And you give that poor Princess fresh peaches to eat.
    My how THAT must bring back the memories, eh?
    Mom Golden used whatever she got her hands on …belt. fly swatter and the good old reliable wooden spoon. Once she broke a plate over my brother, Gary’s head and one time we were all misbehaving in the living room and a bunch of pots and pans came flying through the door. She was not aiming to hit though.
    Just getting out all of her frustrations!!
    We were a bad lot except for Betty…Ha!!…love Terry


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