We met and we married a long time ago,
We worked long hours and the wages were low.
People seemed happier in those far off days,
Caring and kinder in so many ways…
Milkmen and postmen would whistle and sing,
A night at the pictures was our one mad fling.
We all got our share of trouble and strife,
We just had to face it, it was the pattern of life…
I remember the blessings, our home and our love,
We shared them together…
I thanked God above.
Did You Know?
Those early days after the last war were difficult. There were so many things needed for the house and barely enough money coming in to pay for the essentials such as rent, food, light, coal and oil. Perhaps the situation was made easier knowing that the civilian population had just survived some of the worst times in history and most other families had the same problems to face. The War Spirit of comradeship lingered on and people still cared about each other.
They consoled one another and contented themselves while making the most of what they had. At the same time they never gave up striving for more. Consequently, children grew up recognising life was a struggle and appreciated the little luxuries they got and all that was done for them. At the same time they learned and understood why they couldn’t have everything they saw their friends have.
Everyone wanted the good things in life. They all knew well enough what they were because they saw them anytime they went to the Cinema: But they could only dream as they continued to work hard and make the most of what they had while doing all they could for each other and their family.
In those days when couples married, their object was to lay a foundation which would grow stronger with every year that passed. On it they made their home. Not just a building of bricks and mortar but a sanctuary the family could rely on at all times for love, understanding and help.
That’s what a real family is!!
valley lad – [FIFTEEN]
RIP M B 26-01-2016 x I B 05-02-2006 x