Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

DATELINE: Hoboken, NJ, USA ” ROOTS & WINGS ” ( 2013 ) 2013/06/16

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There is an old saying ” there are but two gifts we can give to our children, one is roots, the other is wings”, Anon.  Well, I can assure you never were those words more true than in the America of the 1930’s !  And yes, we did go to bed hungry but we didn’t complain, what good would it have done?  We simply learned to share, it became our way of life, that and the love of God sustained us !  I worked three jobs until the time of my marriage at age 25, close to “spinsterhood”.  Keeping busy was the impetus of the day, and the time-worn admonition, “Idle hands do the devil’s work” was the familiar motto!  We sure had roots as family was our “community” and wings translated into “dreams” of which there was always an abundance!  How I miss the love that we knew then, it was free of conditions, fear and bribery.  Can you imagine, love for the sake of affection?

Sincerely,

Claire B.

 

2 Responses to “DATELINE: Hoboken, NJ, USA ” ROOTS & WINGS ” ( 2013 )”

  1. Hello. Your thoughts on times past leave me to wonder if this series might interest you. I contrast the Prairie Days (which I know predate yours) with the technology-crazed modern era. I left out the Finale thinking I would’ve taken up enough of your time. A Christian magazine just accepted the series as an article for the winter issue. Blessings. =)

    https://aholisticjourney. wordpress.com/2013/04/20/the- dark-side-of-efficiency-part- 1/

    https://aholisticjourney. wordpress.com/2013/04/21/ technology-the-dark-side-of- efficiency-part-2/

    https://aholisticjourney. wordpress.com/2013/04/23/ technology-the-dark-side-of- efficiency-part-3/

    https://aholisticjourney. wordpress.com/2013/05/02/ technology-the-dark-side-of- efficiency-part-4/

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  2. I agree completely with your astute observations. Bravo! Keep sounding your clarion. Thanx ,Claire

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