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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A View from a Child’s Eyes

Embrace the past...

Chinese Jump Rope 1960s-1980s

First Books (n.d.)

Kermit (b.1955) and Miss Piggy (b.1974)

Heidi - 1880 until...

Roll Caps 1945-1965
School Reading 1930s-1970s

Seseme Street 1969 until...
 Let's go back even farther...

A View from a Child’s Eyes

Early Modern PeriodSeventeenth Century (16001699)

Puritan beliefs imbedded values based upon strict lessons on behavior and courtesy 
with leisure time coming only after work was completed. 
Games being played four hundred years ago are still common today!

Strict obedience to Father
I honor with respect
Ne’er to be usurped by Mother
Nor treated with neglect

Humble and submissive
I will always be
Ne’er conscious of free will
Else to suffer thee

During any mealtime
I will stand, not sit
Ne’er uttering a word
Else chance being hit

Once chores dutifully done
I’ll turn to schooling rules
Ne’er being disrespectful
Else face thy switching tools

With feather pen in hand
I trace the alphabet
Ne’er forgetting prayer
Else evil will be met

While learning to read and write
I also learn math
Ne’er making many mistakes
Else accept thy wrath

With little playtime allowed
I welcome rest from work
Lummelen, all hid and hop frog*
Ne’er will I ever smurk

*Keep away, hide and seek, and leap frog

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  Sharla Lee Shults

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