I am one of the lucky ones

To have lived when the roads were dirt

 The highly traveled roads had some gravel

Only two lanes  of travel

The dirt roads were usually narrow and

People pulled off to the side letting others pass by

There were no words like road rage back then

Most were hard working Families

Back then Sundays were set aside for Church going

And getting together with Family and Friends

Kids were kids who did their chores

With few complaints

Knowing  the sooner the chores were done

The sooner they could  hit that dusty road

Meet up with Friends and wade in the ponds

Or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet

Life was not easy back then

But everyone who lived that life

Wishes they could  have it all back again

Including me

But I am blessed because I only have

to drive a short distance

on a 2 laned road

To find a dirt  road to travel

That brings back many fond memories

Oh yes my friends the picture says it all

When the world around you seems to be unraveling

Walking or driving down a bumpy, dusty old road

Can bring back those peaceful easy feelings

Restoring hope of better days

Written by:

Loretta Riddell ©

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Comment by Ruth McD on April 10, 2018 at 12:35pm

Walking on a dirt road, even if you don't know where you're going is an exciting trek. Nature is our home outside. Love the pic and words. Brought back memories I treasure so much. Thanks, Loretta.

Comment by Loretta Riddell (Elohi) on April 4, 2018 at 6:01am

Dirt roads, rivers, streams and the ocean has always been a part of my life.. Even as we moved around the country i always seemed to be able to find those peaceful places..even in the most grief stricken times of my life..and yes they were at times lonely but gave me great peace..

Peace to you also Michael

Comment by Michael Johnson on April 4, 2018 at 12:21am

Very true loretta..dirt roads are "follow to the end" roads and if traveled for the first time..it's an adventure..sadly here in the Sacramento area most have "KEEP OUT or PRIVATE" signs due to vandals and illegal growers (guess).In my travels I found many paths or trails mostly made by animals and would follow them to meadows..water..or sometimes just to a dead end..always wondering who-or what walked before me..or who would come after.

Those were lonely..wonderful times.
Peace

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