In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.
In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.
Monday, June 27, 2011
As part of completing 4-H, S had to give a demonstration. After much discussion, he decided to give one on his air rifle. He was quite nervous going into it. He has not had many chances for public speaking, but he managed to speak quite eloquently in spite of that. He spoke on the safety aspects of handling a gun, the parts of his gun and the positions from which he is required to shoot from.