Can you tell I have been doing a lot of genealogy research lately? When I came across this quote though, I was immediately transformed to my teenage years in high school. One of my sisters (I have 3) was doing some Occupational Therapy 'interning' at the nursing home up the road from us. She and I would go back after her work was done and just talk with the residents.
We would even go and sing with them and I would play the piano.
I get so very frustrated with people who do not have a respect for the older generations. (One of which I am fast becoming). So much history and so much knowledge - they have - and if we don't listen and learn - it will all be lost.
The folks above are my mother's parents. When they were first engaged (1921 on the beach). Right before they were married(1922), about their 40's(1940's on the left side) and then when they were in their 70's about 1970. My Grandpa died when he was 78. My grandma was almost 92.
How very blessed I was to have a relationship with her when I was young and married. We talked once a week on the phone (she lived in Florida). Precious memories now.
Treasure the older generations. Don't get frustrated. Be tenderhearted and compassionate.
Pretty soon we (God willing) will all be walking in their shoes.
(My dear H is still struggling. 2 Ultrasounds done yesterday. Up again most of last night. I am continuing to pray that they will find something that is fixable, so he can bounce back into his health.)