Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How Many Times.......?

As I looked down the road leading north from our home , I wondered how many times in my life I have traveled down this road? This is the direction I travel to go to town, to go on a trip, to see our children and grandson, just about anywhere.

It is a gravel road and it happens to be dry at the moment. But I have seen it covered deep in snow and impassable. I have been on it when it has been so muddy I wondered if I would get home. I have traveled it with ruts so deep I dare not get in them or I might not have a transmission. I have been on it when it was so dusty I thought I was in a dirt storm and prayed that anyone coming from the opposite direction stayed on their side.

When I was growing up our car died in a 50's dust storm on this road and the year after I graduated from high school I was unable to get home because water was running across the road. This road has been a part of my life for many years and I have no idea how many times I have traveled down this road.


  1. I remember riding down that very road with Aunt Violet in her Suburban. She loved to drive too fast and would fishtail in the gravel.

    I love that picture.

  2. No one could drive a suburban like Aunt Violet. Glad you liked the photo, hope will travel down the road again one of these days.