Saturday, February 28, 2009

Time Travel

I am watching several of the "Love Comes Softly" movies based on the books by Jeanette Oke. If you haven't seen them or read the books you really should. I have watched them all several times. They are some of those movies that you can watch over and over and still enjoy. I've read the books too, many years ago. We have them in our church library. They are a fast read and you'll want to hurry and read the next one and the next one and...

But the point of this post is that these stories are based in about the mid to late 1800's I think. The main characters of the first book have a daughter who becomes the main character of later story lines. In the second story she marries and moves far away - probably about the distance from Woodward, Oklahoma to Nashville, Tennessee, so her husband can begin a cattle business. They travel, start a home, begin their cattle business and have a couple of kids and finally her father gets to come and visit - about 5 or 6 years later!
I can't imagine living in a time when it had to be so long between visits. I have been home from seeing Hilary, Brent, Hollace, Rhett and Thad for about 3 weeks now and it has been too long. I don't know when we will get to go again. Hopefully they will get to come here this Spring. But I'm certain it won't be five or six years, and if we had to we could hop in a plane and be there in a few short hours. I hate that they live so far away, but I am so thankful that we live in a time when travel isn't so prohibitive!

Rick and Terry get to go see them over Spring Break. They haven't met Thad yet and I know they are anxious! Or "yankus" as Hilary used to say! I wish I could stow away and go with them.

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Good plug for the church library and excellent analogy/comparison! Aren't you glad you don't have to rely on a horse and buggy!! Love you.

Hilary said...

Maybe I'll read those someday, if I ever have time to read again. Right now it seems unlikely. We are getting "yankus" to see you all again too. Yes, thank goodness for modern transportation!

Sarah Castor said...

Sounds like interesting books! I love you blog background! So cute! I miss you Janice!