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.