This is the shot approaching the overpass.
We retirees have it made at State and Federal Parks, Monday thru Friday. All the working folks head back to the office and school or sports activities for the kids. The world has changed; we want stuff, so everybody works to bring in enough money to make the payments.
WE think we need more than we actually do. I see the toys kids have now and the cost of them, and I am amazed at what some folks call essentials. If you leave a child to its own resources he/she will find something to serve as a toy. I tried it with our grandkids. We spent a lot of happy time making boats out of dead wood. Bark of trees etc. men aboard the boats were rocks or sticks.
IMAGINATION is what we are not cultivating. I can remember when the radio was the biggest mass media for kids. The radio programs you could listen to and just see the characters in your mind’s eye. What was your favorite radio program? My most favorite was The Lone Ranger. Five to five thirty Mon. Wed and Friday. I loved the Sat. nite programs The Squeeking Door, Mr. & Mrs North (I think), but at nine it was “The FBI in Peace and War.” After every program they would describe one of the ten most wanted.
The most thrilling cowboy program came on once a week on Sunday night, it was Gunsmoke. William Conrad was Matt on the Radio, the perfect tough guy voice. When TV came along he didn’t fit the description. I was disappointed at first because James Arness did not have that ‘voice’. (Of course me & millions came to love James as Matt).
Anyway we are in the woods and enjoying it. WE met two thru hikers from the AT today called ‘Cord’ and ‘T-squared’. I think I mentioned this is the halfway point of the AT. We hope to see some more hikers. They will probably catch up with us in New Hampshire.
When you get down think about this: