It is one of the things I enjoy about writing...the opportunity to share thoughts that trigger those memories of others. I loved reading about "W"s sh't shoveling and his love for that old tractor and your about working in the tobacco fields. I think that a person's past and what is meaningful to them gives you a better insight in to who they are now.<quoted text>Touching and real. The wonderful thing is that no one can take precious memories away from you. They can't take your personal experiences away from you. Anyone who tries to do so just lowers themselves, not you or I.
Most of us want to move forward in life...but the past most often gives us the direction to do so. Our paths that we follow now began with those memories that we hold so dear.