Thursday, May 31, 2012

a hundred years from now

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
 the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world
 may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” 
(Forest E. Witcraft, American Scholar, Teacher and Scout Leader, 1894-1967)
My cousin is packing up her home of 39 years and she and her husband are heading 
out to new adventures. One of their goals is to pour their lives into their 
grandchildren by living closer to them. She put the above quote on her FB page
 as a sort of theme explaining their new life! 


  1. We're back from our New England jaunt and I'm catching up on what my friends are doing in blogland. I love this quote. The Baker and I have the same idea of moving closer to our children when they have children. We both grew up blessed by being surrounded by extended families. What an experience you had buying eggs! I can't imagine sitting in line for a day and a night for gas!! To have your stolen truck returned is amazing. And, I loved your European breakfast. Now, to the unpacking and taking care of all that we neglected while away before getting back to blogging.


  2. I love that quote. It is so true!

  3. I've always loved this quote! It is so very true -- what we remember is not the material things but the time spent together. I hope to be able to move closer to my children/grandchildren once my husband retires.

  4. Have always loved that quote. The other one I love is about taking time to rock the baby. Both so very true!

  5. That quote is new to me and I really like it. How true. Your friends are doing a good thing. Maybe we'll do that one day too.

  6. Hello Dotsie
    I suppose I'm lucky that the furthest grands are 3 hours away while the closer ones are only 1 hour.
    Both hubby and I enjoy visiting and doing things with them. You showed a scrabble board - this grandma is always pulling out board games and telling them to put the phones and other gadgets away. We have fun.

  7. Podso,
    I put that quote inserted into Christmas cards as a gift for the team of teaching staff for Christmas one year! It not only brought about smiles...but let them know how important they were! We moved here on the Prairie 10 years ago to be close to our son and daughter ~in~law. For you dear relative...Good luck and may the memories begin!!!

  8. Love the quote and what your cousin is doing!


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