Friday, August 20, 2010

The Old Paths

Lots to do today around the homestead and I really have no creativity either so with that said I am posting an email I received this week.  

THE OLD PATHS

I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home.
Dads were at work. Brothers went into the  army.
And sisters got married BEFORE having children!

Crime did not pay; Hard work did;
And people knew the difference.

Moms could cook; Dads would work;
Children would behave.

Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive;
And children were polite.

Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants.

Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen;
And children looked decent.

People loved the truth, And hated a lie.

They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT!

Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful;
Rejoicing sounded normal; And crying sounded sincere.

Cursing was wicked; Drugs were for illness;
And divorce was unthinkable.

The flag was honored; America was beautiful;
And God was welcome!

We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school;
And preached from house to house.

To be called an American was worth dying for;
To be called an American was worth living for;
To be called a traitor was a shame!

I still like the old paths the best!


'The Old Paths' was written by a retired minister who lives in Tennessee. 
 
 

2 comments:

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

One word for this post AWESOME!!
Hugs,
Sue

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

that's a lovely poem and so true in so many ways. I like the old ways myself too!!! Have a great weekend, Dorothy. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)