Celebrating my 100th post by featuring our 15-year old granddaughter and blogger, Rabekah Marie. Her composition, “Communication between Generations, No Abbreviations,” won second place last year in a North Carolina writing contest.
It is through Rabekah’s words I convey to my blog readers that CorinthRose will more than likely focus on genealogy or history-type posts in 2013 and be published less frequently.
Hopefully, it will be a time of looking back yet glimpsing tomorrow’s shadows. Reflections and memories for the future while learning more with each passing day.
Thank you for sharing, Rabekah.
“Communication between Generations, No Abbreviations”
Communication between generations is so important. Communication allows generations to pass down stories, share information, and keep an important bond.
Imagine all the legends and stories that wouldn’t be here if your grandparents didn’t learn them from their grandparents. The world would be missing some pretty interesting stories. For example, the Greeks and Romans would pass down myths and legends that told of their heroes, gods, and goddesses. So much of any culture is in their stories. Where would America be without our legends, like Johnny Appleseed or John Henry?
Haven’t you ever used grandma’s famous biscuit recipe? Or fixed the car the way your uncle taught you? People listen to their elders for a reason. With age, comes wisdom. Their wisdom may be shared in a way of recipes, or even cleaning and beauty tips. Did you know that Famous Amos Cookies was started by Wally Amos with a family recipe? His family’s knowledge and wisdom were shared to create a wonderful and delicious thing.
Remember those times you’d sit by Grandpa, telling him about your life, and him, laughing along? You created this important bond, one that is practically impossible to break. This bond is worth so much more than anything else. This bond helps create memories you’ll cherish long after they’re gone.
To improve our communication, you could help your grandparents set up an email account. That way, you can communicate with them, just as easily as you do with your friends. And, maybe they’ll show you how to write a proper letter. Or maybe, just spend a Saturday with them. Get to know them better. Old fashioned isn’t bad, nor is modern society. They have bits and pieces that when combined, create so many new things.
Communication between generations is indispensable. It cannot be lost or forgotten, because if it does, a world of knowledge, stories, and advice, goes straight down the drain.
As in the words of Ramsey Clark; “People who don’t cherish their elderly have forgotten whence they came and wither they go.” So think of these things the next time you don’t want to call grandma because you think she’s boring. Well, she’s got fifty years or so of words, wisdom, and humor waiting for you. rabekah marieA three-generational photo gallery The favorite spot in our home when family visits.