With respect for the village where I live and have lived for 84 years, and having researched and read everything I can find on the subject, I thought this might be an appropriate time of year to give a picture of the village and its people back around the year Pineville was in its prime around 1820 or thereabout.
Exactly why folks don’t talk and act as they did in that early day and time is probably way more numerous and detailed than what I’d like to blame it on. Still, when one learns how people acted toward their neighbors and the relationships shared, you can see it was a way of life that, for the most part, no longer exists but could easily be desired. I, for one, would absolutely love to be able to participate in these early practices. Doing for your neighbor as you’d like done for yourself, dedicating your time to helping, serving, and just enjoying others’ busyness of life, enjoying, socially, each other.
I hope this might make a difference; we should have learned, but so far, we haven’t; the decimation of the family, or brokenness of the family, has been and continues to be the ruination of our country. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added to the problem by failing to communicate with each other. Yes, we’ve quit talking. Unfortunately, we are continuing with this madness. How utterly ridiculous can we be? (I’m included in this; I just texted my daughter a few minutes ago.) Can you imagine what our ancestors would have thought?
OK, let’s learn more about the Pineville people socially. The time is around the early 1820s, and all the objects that were hoped to result from the founding of Pineville have been accomplished. The people were blessed with health,