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  • Dirt Roads

    3 posts, 3 voices, 340 views, started Apr 8, 2009

    Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Denise Richardson


    • Diamond

      Dirt Roads

      What’s mainly wrong with society today is that too many dirt roads have
      been paved.

      There’s not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education,
      divorce, delinquency, that wouldn’t be remedied if we just had more dirt
      roads, because dirt roads give character.

      People that live at the end of dirt roads learn early on that life is a
      bumpy ride.

      That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it’s worth
      it if at the end, there’s home, a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog.

      We wouldn’t have near the trouble with our educational system if our
      kids got their exercise walking a dirt road with other kids from whom
      they learn how to get along.

      There was less crime in our streets before they were paved.

      Criminals didn’t walk two dusty miles to rob or rape, if they knew
      they’d be welcomed by five barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun.

      And there were no drive-by shootings.

      Our values were better when our roads were worse!

      People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists
      were more courteous. They didn’t tailgate by riding the bumper or the
      guy in front would choke you with dust and bust your windshield with

      Dirt roads taught patience.

      Dirt roads were environmentally friendly. You didn’t hop in your car for
      a quart of milk, you walked to the barn for your milk.

      For your mail, you walked to the mailbox.

      What if it rained and the dirt road got washed out? That was the best
      part! Then you stayed home and had some family time, roasted
      marshmallows and popped popcorn and pony rode on Daddy’s shoulders and
      learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody.

      At the end of dirt roads, you soon learned that bad words tasted like

      Most paved roads lead to trouble, but dirt roads more likely lead to a
      fishing creek or a swimming hole.

      At the end of a dirt road, the only time we even locked our car was in
      August, because if we didn’t, some neighbor would fill it with too much

      At the end of a dirt road, there was always extra springtime income from
      when city dudes would get stuck and you’d have to hitch up a team and
      pull them out.

      Usually you got a dollar, always you got a new friend, at the end of a
      dirt road!  —Paul Harvey  


        • 0 votes vote up vote up

          Jenni0811 wrote Apr 8, 2009
        • Wonderful walk back in time.....loved this line:

          “At the end of a dirt road, the only time we even locked our car was in
          August, because if we didn't, some neighbor would fill it with too much
          zucchini. ”

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