A Canadian rural way of life that has all but disappeared... subsistence farming on the family farm.
Grandma's home was always open to expected and unexpected visitors... whether a few hours or a few days... always welcome... and summers brought many visitors.
Nothing to really brag about but, yes! Winters really were colder and had more snow that often hung around until May.
Having fun and playing 500 in the house the locals called the "George D. A." home.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away."
The room shown above was the dining room where all meals were eaten; the kitchen was only for cooking and didn't even have a table. Every evening after dinner and before anyone left the table, all guests included, Grandma would read aloud a passage from the Bible, then pray aloud for everyone and conclude with the Lord's Prayer.
All the people shown in this last image have passed away, the house and barn later burned to the ground, but the words spoken by Jesus remain.
In time I too shall pass away and then become forgotten, however the words spoken by Jesus shall surely remain.
Each life is a precious gift from God to be cherished and the journey through life to be remembered only with gratitude to God.
The Oddblock Station Agent