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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Sociology, Adages and Say'ns"

Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of The Quill.

Western Illinois had another good weekend, this past weekend, with the corn husk'n contest and Heritage Trail events that took place. I'm hope'n ever one had a good time. We have a lot ta be thankful fer around these parts.

Most schools teach sociology Heritage Trail Lesson of sorts and many times rural sociology is hard to come alive ta reluctant "modern" students. Oft the most profound lectures about rural values and beliefs generally fall on "deaf" ears.

One way perhaps ta help young folk understand the importance of rural values and how they are passed down across generations is ta utilize the adages and say'n the old folk passed on ta us years ago. There was generally one fer every situation and the folk of yesteryear used them fluidly.

Fer the older readers of this column, relax and recall the voices of your parents and grandparents as they advised you on be'n successful, how ta treat others, or why ta save money. Close yer eyes and dwell on the maxims about life that they shared with you.

Fer a start here are some words of wisdom and advice that highlight rural values of yesteryear that folks instilled in their children. It kinda brings inta focus how values are provided across generations. Many of these values persist even today in rural society.

The values of hard work, honesty, integrity and faith are common elements in many of the adages that are brought ta mind. In my day, rural culture was an oral one in which stories, metaphors and adages played a big role in the way young folk was "brung up". These values that was learned in this way in our childhood are the ones we pass on ta our children and grandchillens. Those who have read this column fer a spell know this ta be true as different ones are used from time ta time.

So, here are a few of em fer your memory or just fer fun. I'm a hope'n they bring back a memory or two and that ya enjoys em!

There ya have it then. I have many more but that's all the room fer this column. let's see if'n ya can bring out of your memory banks some of your own and share em with the Quill.

Hope'n ta see ya in church this week.

Wherever ya is, whatever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!"

Keep on Smile'n

Catch Ya Later