Three Plates, Six Spoons and One Tea Pot

Posted Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 3:00 PM
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  • Great blog, Betsy! I find it fascinating that he had instructions in case there was a disagreement. I've always found it fascinating the "stuff" families will fight over after a loved one passes away. It's still just stuff!

    -- Posted by saveryhinze on Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 10:55 AM
  • Betsy, thanks for the excellent story of life long ago. I hope you don't mind, but the story prompted me to quickly compose this ditty, so I'll leave it here, and may also place my thoughts on my Blog. Hope Ed don't mind:

    The Good Old Days?

    by Arley Steinhour 022111

    Ah, them days, when men were men, and women only chattel,

    Boys grew up knowing they were in charge, and women were no better than cattle.

    At end of life, it was the job, for Pa to settle any problem,

    be it real or not, mama couldn't handle the strain of loosing her 'Problem.'

    Today, we have a problem, with thinking ways, of old,

    Men still be Men, but women, are now ever so cleaver, and Bold.

    Sadly so, for not like days of old, young husbands and wives quickly flys,

    Men and Women don't stay together, and upon divorce, it be no body, who crys.

    Times have changed, so very much, we know not where we are,

    All these years have passed along, and we've gone backward, so very far.

    The Good-old-days, cannot return, if only they truly could,

    where women truly ruled the house, and hubby still chopped wood.


    -- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 3:13 PM
  • Lori - thanks. The entire will was fascinating and quite the snapshot of the times. But the passages in the blog were the ones that caught the attention of the family and friends that read it.

    Arley - thank you for the poetry. I honestly can say I haven't written anything that has inspired a poem before. I will say I am glad I am a woman of the 20th/21th century, though. :)

    -- Posted by coolidge on Mon, Feb 21, 2011, at 9:43 PM
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