|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 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
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
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
Usually you got a dollar...always you got a new friend...at the end of a