Phillip J. Marberry, January 11th & 15th, 2013


Start 5:35pm

Well, it was back to work today. Man I need it. We were in the woods and I found out just how out of shape I am and how much I miss that type of work. Cutting down trees with an axe, cutting it up, dragging or carrying it out. Hard, rough work it is, but the kind of work that will get you into shape and make city boys understand what country boys do when they clear ground. It almost felt like I was at home again, only a lot more help than I’m used to having while working. Now I’m sore in a good way, and am looking forward to the next day when we go out, because I want to go back to the woods and cut some more trees. End 5:48pm

Start 11:26 am

As much as I love good old classic country music, there is a reason I don’t listen to it much anymore. And it is a simple reason, hearing most of it is like a punch in the gut. It makes me think of the past, my family, my grandfather, so much more. And yes, I admit it, I do cry when I hear certain songs. Life as a country boy is never easy or simple, as some people would think. Up early to start working, work till late at night. But it is a life that I love and wouldn’t trade for anything. I’m always happiest when I’m doing farm work, brush clearing, tending animals, anything that I grew up doing. Because even if I’m in prison doing this work, in my mind, I’m at home again. End 11:37am