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> >>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 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.

John and Meshack
Wheelock, VT (Miles of Dirt Roads...only one mile paved!)

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