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What Has Happened To GODs Old Fashioned Women

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I know that we cannot go back but, we can
see from where we have come.  Our country
was strong, cultureally right.  The majority
it seemed, went to church and raised their
children there.  It was a sweet time.

What Happened To GOD’s Old Fashioned Women?

Women who were careful how they spoke and didn’t use
profanity to get their thoughts across.  Who loved their
husbands and children and their GOD.  

Stay at home mothers raising their children well and respected 
their husbands and worked at having a loving home.

Old fashioned women who were careful how they dressed,
and did their best to keep their children safe but in
line with the rules of the home.

Sometimes, mothers and their children went to pick beans
and berries to help out with the family finances and
with school clothes.

Women who supported their children’s efforts at 
school by attending their plays, games or recitals,  
but, realizing all the while that then, the schools were safe
and moral.

It was a different time then, it was a more peaceful time
where neighbors were friendly and helped each other
by keeping an eye out for intruders and any other danger.

I can remember several young mothers who would go to 
the park with their toddlers and watched them play

Also, I can remember my mother passing along clothes
down from among the three of us girls, hemming
dresses, making them over, or making new ones.

Mothers who did canning and preparing the family’s
food for the coming year.  Doing yard work and
landscaping and dressing up the yard to make it beautiful.

Of course the breakdown of the American home has
come about by divorce of so many couples and families. And then
there are couples having children without the benefit
of marriage which has brought about a total 
breakdown of the American Sweet Culture.

I am remembering to, hearing the sound of church bells
ring Sunday morning telling all of us to get up and
get ready for church.  There is an old saying, “The family
that prays together, stays together”!  

Lastly, that is the country and feelings that I miss but, 
times have changed and we REALLY need to look

Written by:  Marilyn S. Jennings

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 6/21/2019 12:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being honored with POTD. Times have changed and my children ( I have three daughters and one son) all have to work to live and buy a home but the values we taught them have stayed with them and they are raising our grandchildren well. : )
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Date: 6/19/2019 9:57:00 PM
Such a masterful piece Marilyn, real evangelistic thrust to it and penned with great imagery and nice rhyme. I'm in Scotland and it's lost its roots founded on the Covenanters and great men of God like Knox, Chalmers, McCheyne, Rutherford ect. We used to be called the land of the book (Bible) but not any more. Congrats on being POTD. Blessings, Gordon
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Date: 6/15/2019 3:04:00 AM
This poem takes me back to when mom raised us girls. She was a stay at home mom and loved the Lord and her family. Your poem says so, much about the mothers and wives in the past but how the family has been broken down in our life time. Thank you, for sharing and Congratulations on Poem of the Day.
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Date: 6/14/2019 9:57:00 PM
There is beauty and wisdom in your poem, Marilyn, words of softer, gentler times and the yearning for a semblance of civility to return. Regardless, of whether the end is near or not, we should live everyday being ready. Congratulations on your wonderful recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/14/2019 9:45:00 PM
So true in so many ways, Mariliyn. Congratulations on a well deserved POTD. Charlie
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Date: 6/14/2019 8:39:00 PM
I wish I knew, I wish I understood- why change has been made. And not for the better. Your thoughts hold so much truth. It is so sad that many don't see it. Congratulations Marilyn, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 6/14/2019 6:58:00 PM
So happy to see this chosen for POTD, Marilyn! Congratulations on this worthy honor!! :-)
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Date: 6/14/2019 3:25:00 PM
Got my ticket long ago...Ready as Freddie...Congratulations Marilyn...A lovely write...
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Date: 6/14/2019 1:28:00 PM
Marilyn, congratulations on having your poem selected as Poem of the Day, enjoy the honor ~
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Date: 6/14/2019 8:11:00 AM
Yes, decadence is all around us...I wish we were back in the '50s...We need to pray...Congrats!!! on POTD!! my friend...well said Marilyn...^WW^...{*J*}
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Date: 6/14/2019 6:23:00 AM
- Congratulations on your great p.o.t.d., Marilyn :) - // S.S.
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Date: 6/13/2019 1:45:00 PM
I can certainly relate to this Marilyn. It's so sad to see America's continuing decline into sin and selfishness. In my opinion this downward slide started when prayer and Bible reading were kicked out of school. I'm so thankful I was a stay at home, homeschooling mom, and my kids who are in their 20's are still living for God.
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