Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Does The Future Hold?

1946, Shore of Lake Michigan

Look at the picture of the little boy, playing by himself near the waters of Lake Michigan.

I wonder what became of him.  The back of the photograph says it was taken in 1946.  I suppose his mother took this picture.  Perhaps she took him to the lake for a picnic.  Maybe she and her husband were simply out for a pleasant walk by the lake and decided to take a picture of their little boy.

I wonder if the little boy grew up to have his own dreams in life---did he like sports?  Maybe he was an athlete?  Or maybe he became a dreamer---a poet, or a writer of novels, or a folk singer or such.

Did he find love in life?  Did he find a woman who understood him and made him complete?  Was he a man of God, a believer?  Did he influence others in his life?  Did he have children, and if he did, do they remember him as a good man who loved them?

I wonder if this little boy found happiness, and I wonder if he was able to pass along to others the valuable things he learned as he passed through his time on earth.

I wonder.......


  1. Don't we all wonder? Something to ponder as we embark on a new year, a clean slate.

  2. Yes Clint, life is a wonder!
    Many Greetings Sabine

  3. There are a lot of uncertainties in the future, but we can always trust in the Father that His plans are meant to prosper us. :) anyway, nice post for us to ponder upon. thanks. God bless.

  4. Hi Clint, who knows?
    We can only hope he had a happy life!
    Happy New Year my friend!


  5. One can only wonder, I do hope he had a happy life and has been successful.


  6. Yvonne---He has had a happy life. I hope he has touched others in a meaningful way. Best to you!---and Happy New Year!

  7. Wish you and Cindy a
    Very Happy New Year!!
    All the best from me,


  8. Franz and Monika---Happiest New Year to you both. God bless!

  9. Happy New Year, my friend!
    Here in Romania is still 2010.
    In half an hour : 2011!
    Be happy!

  10. Happy New Year From Southern California.

    Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-)

    No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

    May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

  11. Clint,
    What a thought provoking post. Thank you.