Weekly Photo Challenge:Regrets

Friends, for this post i had to do some research and found http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html a website by Bonnie Ware.  She gives us the five top regrets of the dying.  I summarize in my own words those ways to avoid the regrets of the dying 1) be true to yourself2) don’t work so hard3) express your feelings4) stay in touch with friends5) let yourself be happy

So alonside these major regrets, mine seem trivial in comparison, but here goes.  I regret that i didn’t get to know my grandparents better and document their history.  This photo was taken by an unknown person sometime in the early 1910s, they look very happy posed in front of their log home .  I remember them as happy people and they were married for over 60 years.  They raised five children in the badlands of North Dakota along the banks of the Little Missouri river.  My grandmother would try to get me to write her husband’s history but in those days i just wasn’t interested in family history.  Now i am interested and they are gone.  But not forgotten for their family values, courage and dedication to each other.  I hope i can measure up to their character and make them proud of me. My grandma  was also instrumental in encouraging my photography so i owe her a debt that i cannot repay. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on February 12, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. lovely thoughts, so many of us wish we had listened to our grandparents and asked them questions … we all regret the family story slipping away 🙂

  2. Great entry as always my friend 🙂

  3. Hi MJ….nice post & very emotive for me. My thoughts are with you. you have great story to shared ^_^. Anyway I love the picture.

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