McClendon Villa September Challenge Day 27

McClendon Villa September challenge (Back Where I Come From). If you would like to play along, you can find more information on the challenge here.

Day #27 – If there were no restrictions such as money or employment, where would you most like to live?

As time continues to drag Mrs. B and me closer to the unknown realm of retirement we have had many discussions about this very same question. If there were truly no restrictions…meaning that time could not play the antagonist to this scenario… this answer would be a simple one.

To return to the life we knew as children. Surround ourselves with a simpler existence. Before the Internet invaded every waking moment. Before stupidity became the normal and we elected our leaders on their ability to tweet to the masses instead of their ability to lead a nation. Before we demanded that they not say the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and wonder why our children do not respect the flag. Before we told our children that it was against the law to pray and yet we are amazed to discover they do not believe in God. Before people demanded free handouts instead of hard work. Before we sued our brothers because we were too stupid to realize that our coffee was hot.

But those days are not reality.


7 thoughts on “McClendon Villa September Challenge Day 27

    1. You are right, it is not against the law. But I did not say that…I said before we told our children that it was against the law to pray. Meaning that part of my daily routine in school (yes, a public school) was…’Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'”
      After which, we said the Pledge of Allegiance. I understand the separation of church and state and all the other rhetoric that may offend. I’m just saying that things were less complicated then. Or at least seemed so to me. Perhaps it was because I was young and naïve. I am still naïve, but not so young anymore. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your words are always welcome and truly appreciated. Sorry this reply turned into a novel but writers will be writers.


    1. Big cities are nice to visit but I am still a backyard kind of guy. Give me open space and fresh air. (now that is something I would not have said when I was 15. I couldn’t wait to leave the small town for something bigger. Maybe, now that I am old, my mind is too slow to keep up with the hectic pace. But there is something to say about being able to walk down the street at 2AM and see it still bustling.

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