Mom and Dad raised 8 kids. Dad was a carpenter and farmer. We always had plenty of fun and love and just enough money to get by. We had the normal trials and tribulations you would expect with such a large family. Mom and Dad are gone now and we all miss them. I remember something my Dad would say when things got tough. "The cemeteries are full of people who would like to have your troubles."
That was his way of saying count your blessings.
Submitted by Ken
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