The sun has riz
the morning is
I wonder where
the birdies is
This often used when he called up the long stairs to the second floor bedrooms, letting us know it was time to rise and shine
No rest for the wicked
and the righteous don’t need it
Useful for a reminder to self and the group to get up and get back to work in the summer time fields or the winter tasks in the big outbuildings – at the end of a meal or coffee break
This was his answer to my question, “Daddy, are we rich?” (when I was about ten):
Yes, we are…
….and some day we may even have some money
Ok – Have you got your
thinking caps on?
…as we were getting ready to finish breakfast and dash out the front door and down the front steps to board the big orange school bus that swung through a wide U-turn in our more-than-large-enough farm yard…..no self-respecting child old enough to be in first grade, or second grade, or third grade would go to school without their thinking cap on…..it might also be used on a summer’s day when we were about to receive instructions for a new or really-big task
I don’t have to go to work –
I wake up every morning surrounded by it.
He would occasionally say, with a bit of a chuckle:
Well, money isn’t the first thing in life.
But it’s ahead of whatever’s in second place.