As a Medium; I connect regularly, with peoples loved ones and ancestors. I get to hear their stories, and catch glimpses of their lives. Often, the elders who have passed into Spirit, tell of the hardships and struggles they faced in life. These stories are part of who they were, often creating the backbone and tenacity, that we loved so much about them. These stories, remind me that not too-long ago; winters in the North were a hell of a lot harder, and still are for some.
These stories of struggle, are my stories as well…for they are the stories of my Ancestors. I come from simple Folk, with strong backbones & big hearts. On my way into town, I found myself thinking of two of these Ancestors; Grammy Bickford (my husbands grandmother) & my Grammy Brown (my great-grandmother/who raised my father & his brothers).
We live in a world of plenty, yet their are still those among us who don’t live that much differently then my grandmothers. In our own communities, there a