The hardest part about moving here was that you didn’t use phones much at that time because it was expensive so it was hard to stay in touch with our relatives. Things have changed so much, I talk on the phone a lot these days. We have been here for over sixty years and I like it here. It still takes time for me to get used to everything. When I came, I missed some of my relatives and my mother and father, but you learn to live differently. We always had a dairy farm. We bought one farm and then another farm and a third one. My husband never got enough, I thought he was a little bit crazy. He worked too hard, sometimes you work day and night; you know how that goes with farming. I cooked for all the guys. Things have changed over the years and farming is different now, but that’s the way it goes.
I don’t like when people always criticize others; it’s sad in a way. If people are being negative (politically), I say let’s cut it short; you have a different opinion. I say ‘listen, nobody’s perfect: you and me are not perfect either. We all are different people and have different beliefs so why should we always argue.’ I am not perfect, but I tell people my opinion. They may not like me for that, but we have to take others as they are. The lord loves them all and we should, too.
I call it a miracle that I still can be here and live in my own home. I mean 92; how many of us are there? I gardened for many years, but gave it up four or five years ago; I just couldn’t do it anymore. Now, my youngest son brings me flowers and plants them for me. I have some ladies that do some baking and another that helps me with other things. My grandchildren are really always calling me and they are just a blessing. My husband passed away 9 years ago. He always thought I would go before him, but only the Lord knows when our time is up. I miss him in a way, but you accept it, you have to. So many widows I hear say, ‘Oh It’s so lonely, so lonely.’ and I say, ‘Keep on doing something; like volunteer work maybe.’ You have to try and change: the time is now, it is not in the past. Maybe I’m wrong.