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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


   The kiddos and I took a day trip to Grand Junction today. I had a little bit of shopping that I wanted to get done and since Hubby was working up there and due to be off around the same time we arrived, I figured it would be a good day to go. I called Hubby when I arrived to let him know where we were only to have him tell me he was just leaving the doctor's office after getting stitches. What?! He had cut his right index finger during a brief stop at his office to pick up some equipment. He was now on his way to take a u.a., because apparently if you hurt yourself at work you are either drunk or stoned. Whatever. He of course blew a 0.00, because he was neither drunk nor stoned. Just unlucky. On the bright side, he was able to get a tetanus shot, so he is good on that for another ten years. Now he is just walking around with a permanent point, which comes in handy for disciplining the children.

1 comment:

  1. That's what you get when you have huge monkey hands.