April 28, 2010 Old School
On Saturday the kids and I went to McAlister, OK to help with Give a Day, Get a Day. Although I consider myself to be a lover of the city, I have fallen in love with the beautiful landscapes found in Oklahoma. Rolling hills, green pastures, cattle and horses.
Our oldest daughter has decided that we need to buy some land and have a ranch of our own. Although I love to look at the landscapes, I am not ready to commit to being a rancher. That is downright hilarious.
Not only have I fallen in love with the landscapes, but I also love to drive through the old towns and imagine life a hundred years ago when Oklahoma was a young state. I love the old “bill boards” painted on the sides of buildings.
I love the way that even this old hotel stands tall over the town like a pillar, like the people who have lived long before us. Will we learn from them, even their mistakes, or will we drive by with idea that newer is better and old is useless and. . .well. . .old.