A great big Hey Yall on this chilly day! So happy You found the time to stop by again and visit with Us on Our Front Porch. We are busier than a 3 legged coon dog on the hunt around here getting ready for Thanksgiving! And to tell Yall the truth I kinda feel like that 3 legged coon dog. I have a strained muscle on My right side that is giving Me a fit. It just won’t let Me do all the things I want and need to be doing. Thank goodness for My wonderful Family who have stepped up and taken on some of My chores. I just don’t know what I would do without Them!
I got a message this week from a sweet new Friend. She asked “What is this place?” Yall that really got me to thinking. WHAT is TilluRide?? So since Thanksgiving is upon Us All I thought I would share what I think TilluRide is…..
It started as a dream……..
a little land, a little house, a lot of hard work, a few trying times and lessons learned, a couple of moves, a bushel of love and finally but most importantly….a whole bunch of Praying! We love Our Family and Friends visiting. It reminds me so much of going to My Grandmother’s house in Hartsville on the weekends when I was a little girl. Each morning, I would wake up under a homemade quilt. She could make the most beautiful
quilts with just scraps of material. Grandmama always used feather pillows on all her beds. (We use them on our beds too). So I would wake up with a feather pillow under my head to the smell of coffee perking on the stove top. Here at the Ranch We perk Our coffee and just like she did. Momma and Grandmama in the kitchen cooking grits, eggs, biscuits and fatback and having a hen party as Grandaddy used to call them. At the farmhouse in Latta, Grandmama had one big bedroom set up with several beds, where all the grandkids would stay together. Grandmama had 8 children and lots grandchildren. I have copied her idea and set up one bedroom with multiple beds here at the Ranch too. We always had such a good time when we went there. Holidays were extra special, but just the regular visits were fun too! It was at My Grandmama’s house I learned the importance of Faith, Family and Friends. I learned how to treat and respect others. I learned a lot about forgiveness, unconditional love, friendship, family support and loyalty. These things were taught to Us not just with words but with actions. And no matter what was going on in Our lives, We all knew, there, We were always welcomed and always loved. That is Our roots and the very foundation of where We are now.
What the Ranch became was bigger than the dream.
TilluRide is making memories. Warm cherished times with Children, Family and Friends. Lots of laughter. A few tears. A place of welcoming, comfort, peace and quiet. The simplicity of the old fashion country life and values. Learning and sharing the importance of the many “little things” We often do not have time for, forget, or just overlook.
This may seem like a simple life to a lot of people. But I think a true feeling of Home and Comfort is important. Where Everyone gathers around the table for evening meals, the Front Porch is visited often, coffee is still served in a cup and saucer and home sewn quilts cover the beds. With the hurry and rush of today’s busy lifestyles and the everyday problems Everyone faces, We can All use a little time on the Porch.
That’s TilluRide to Me……
And We are All so thankful for God’s many Blessings of loving Family, great Friends and Home sweet Home. Thanks Michelle for asking and reminding Me about TilluRide. Hope Yall come back and visit with Us again soon. Looking forward to seeing You then.
Happy Thanksgiving Yall!! ~Love from the Ranch~