Being a very busy mom, taking care of us and our four grandparents, I heard this a lot. “Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise”. Early bedtimes and with our playing outside every day no matter the weather probably helped her. I did love to help her with anything🙄😂. Her own mother used to say if you think of doing a bad thing say “get thee behind me Satan”.
This is Trigger, he was our wonderful red chestnut quarter horse. He was a well- trained reining cow-pony. When Dad got on him, Trigger got excited, his head went up and Dad put him through the paces; turning on a dime, figure eights, short stops.
Then to test for safety for us kids, he rode him at full gallop up and down the hill farm pasture and through a swamp. Trigger never
stumbled so Dad said, “Yup, he’ll do’.