Marilyn Lott

(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

Life Then and Now


It seemed that in years in the past
Life back then was pretty cut and dry
Working all week, praying on Sunday
And they never thought to ask why

As you look at old pictures
Folks worked hard in the cotton fields
They were baptized on Sunday
When bodies and souls were healed

Automobiles brought access to town
It became a place for them to gather
Can you imagine how important it was?
Unhampered by distance or bad weather

And now the crops are done today
By huge and powerful machines
There is much more to offer farmers
With easier and better means

But something is lost too, I think
We’re so busy with the present day
In some ways life was better back then
We don’t always find a better way!

Submitted: Friday, November 09, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011
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  • Ben Gieske (11/9/2007 1:13:00 PM)

    Good to preserve the past even if it is in memory. Not everything was best or better in those days, but that, it seems, is what we truly miss. We didn't have all the choices, didn't ask many questions and it was a case of not knowing turned out to be a benefit. (Report) Reply

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