In the not too distant past, there were a lot of dirt roads. I am reminded that Don & Evelyn’s road is now being paved. Some on here can remember when some roads were two ruts. I ran into some real tough ones in rural Missouri in the 1960’s.
(This is Iowa a little earlier than that!)
Down east NC there are a lot of sand roads, same in Florida and SC. I don’t think they were quite as messy as the Muddy roads of the upper country. a lot of times there was no big problem until you met some one fighting the road coming at you.
So there was a time that getting to work or shopping dirty was no big deal, you just got out and pushed. Sometimes if you were on the rear you got the mud from the spinning tires (from head to toe).
I think I was most amazed with dirt roads in New York. I did not know they existed up north. But when we walked thru New York we found some doozy’s. So I learned something not all of NY is paved or covered with sky scrapers.
I remember as a kid going to Florida and wondering where the little hills were for parking your car so you could roll it off, to start it in the mornings? I was used to knowing about bad batteries.
We did at one time ‘oil’ the dirt roads (using used motor oil), but then that was determined to be bad on our health. RE Roach a good friend, used to have a part time job oiling the roads in Tennessee using a home-made distributer and a 50 gal drum in his pickup. In 1985 the practice was banned. A small town in Missouri had 62 horses to die because of the roads, the level of dioxin (?) was too high.
Mud in Afghanistan!
Wow, have you seen the film clips of the dirt roads in Afghanistan? They make some of our dirt roads look like interstates.
Just rambling, thinking of the past. Funny how my mind wanders, sometime I wonder if it will come back.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Hollywood Squares, very funny moments:
Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?
A.. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.