Dirt Roads

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Having spent my first 17 years living on dirt roads in TX & AR, this one brings back some memories. We didn't have a team but I pulled several cars and trucks out of the ditch with our tractor.

    And for the hoax police>>>> it wasn't really wrote by Paul Harvey, although he read it on his program. But still worth reading. :big_smile:
     
  2. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    that was awesome my friend, thank you I needed that.:wink::cool2:
     

  3. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    Dayton, that was a real good read brother, I liked it. It brought back some memories.
    Thanks
     
  4. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Life seemed a lot simpler back in those days. Thanks Dayton. Later Andy
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    What a pleasure to read...thanks

    -Jim-
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Took me back to a time when life was good, like it suppose to be. My opinion of todays society is that the worlds going to hell in a hand basket. Jus one mans opinion.
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Dayton,That was totally awsome,Thanks for sharin.
     
  8. curdog

    curdog New Member

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    Dayton, was a real good storie. It brought back some good memories from when I was a kid in southeast Texas walking those old sandy roads with my cousins picking Berries,Killing snakes,and going swimming. Those were some good times. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. monimoon

    monimoon New Member

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    Very true!! I was telling my son today that I wish me could still ride horses to work and back he asked why and I said because it brings you back to nature, and in the long run it’s cheaper than gas prices because horses eat grass and their happy .
    Thanks for the post
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    that was good !!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Nice Ole. I can feel the mud between my toes now.
     
  12. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Those were the days, eh, Dayton... Today ya drive down a dirt road, you're liable to find an ol' junk car, some yuppy's trash or even an occasional corpse...:embarassed:
     
  13. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Thanks Dayton, for a trip down memory lane....Good read brother..
     
  14. Plowboy411

    Plowboy411 New Member

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    Olefin I had to come back and do it again my friend.thank you
     
  15. ldkitch

    ldkitch New Member

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    That was great, thanks for sharing it!!! Brought back good memories from my childhood....
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dayton for a great read. Lots of truth. Brought back some fond memories. Appreciated.
     
  17. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, lots of the old gravel roads are gettin paved now, seems to take the character out of them and a drive in the country. The old bridges are gettin upgraded, I guess they even ran the trolls out when they were rebuilt. But the old farmers are gone now too, so it ain't the same.
     
  18. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Back in the days of the dirt road, which we had until the 50's is something I will never forget. Down on the homeplace (grandpartents home) we did not have a horse but plenty of mules. Mules pulled the plows, logs, whatever needed to be pulled. But, on Saturdays, my granddad would hook up an old grey mule to his one horse cart and off to the country store he and the grandkids would go. It was a thirty minute trip to the store. The store was an old weather beaten frame building with a pot belly stove in the center.

    Grandmother would gather up several dozen eggs or so and that was their money for the trip to the store for small items. The first thing to barter for was a quart of so of kerosene for the wood stove. Next all of us kids could get one piece of hard candy and a orange or grape drink. We (kids) were not allowed to get a Coke or Pepsi, that was for grownups. The trip back to the homeplace was full of converstation about what we saw or what we heard one of the memfolks say at the store. Ofcourse, only the big kids could sit in the back of the cart with their legs dangling out, the smaller one had to sit on the bench with granddad.

    Stange how we never forget the real small things is life. But then, it was no small thing to us kids.