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Sons of rest

Posted January 28, 2015 at 3:47 pm

by Forest F. Harvey

Retirement has a different meaning during different times in our lives. Because of government programs such as Social Security, pensions and saving accounts, better health, Medicare insurance and people living longer, all of our lives have changed.

When I was about 10 years of age, I was visiting my Grandpa Abston at his Shoe and Harness Shop located on the Courthouse Square in Albany. He let me take a walk around the Courthouse (that was quite a distance then). When I came back I asked him “Who are all of those men sitting on those benches around the Courthouse?” He told me that they were “The sons of rest.”

Years later, I left Albany and Clinton County to attend

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    Holidays

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    by Forest F. Harvey

    For the last three or four years I have written stories about Christmas. In my eighty years of living I have seen it change from “Merry Christmas” to

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    Thanksgiving

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Turkey

    by Forest F. Harvey

    Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It

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    Vacation Bible School

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    We just recently finished with vacation bible school at our church, and I couldn’t help but think back to my childhood experiences with vacation bible school.

    Lilian Melton, also a “Reader’s Write” author came to get us

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    Snow Day!

    Posted January 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Snow day!!!

    That is music to a school age child’s ears. You watch the weather in anticipation of waking up with a white blanket of fun covering the ground.

    Children even consider not

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    Christmas Memories

    Posted December 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Christmas

    memories

    by Forest Harvey

    During the Great Depression in 1929, America suffered some of the hardest

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