~By Paul Harvey~
What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many Dirt Roads
have been paved.
Sent in by Jeffrey M. Zimmerman
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
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
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
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!
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