Thursday, April 3, 2008

Gravel VS Dirt Roads

Our dirt road was re - graveled.
There's not a problem in America today, that wouldn't be
remedied, if we just had more Dirt Roads, because Dirt Roads give
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 is 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 pillage, if they knew they'd be
welcomed by 5 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 & 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 mail box.

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 soap. Paved roads lead to stress and danger. 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 zucchini.

At the end of a Dirt Road, there was always extra springtime
income, from when city dudes would get stuck, 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.

Written by Lee Pitts broadcast by Paul Harvey
Lego Scale 17

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