Dirt Roads

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    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 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 rape, 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 rocks.
    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.




    Most paved roads lead to trouble, 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!
    ~by Paul Harvey~

     
  2. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    lots of dirt round here dean. and thats why i live in the town of 500. ya we have our brused aapples but it dont get real bad. 4 wheelers and golf carts ride the streets and an ocassional idiot with loud rap music but there local kids. just being kids. we did have one murder here long time ago. unsolved by andy griffiths police but this old dirt town sure beats the city. was born here. and bet i die here.
     

  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Life was so much better back then !
     
  4. playbadiwin

    playbadiwin New Member

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    thanks dean for you hit 99 percent of the problems on the head they world was alot more friendly before everybody moved to the cities
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Makes one miss the good ole days.
     
  6. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    we need more dirt roads in st louis for sure!