Saturday, May 7, 2016
Nice to be home
We are just about sure the Refrigerator is getting back online. We rented a 'Rug Doctor' today and cleaned the carpet in the little studio apt. and the motor home.
Accepting Life is very important, it keeps the stress down to a minimum and allows you the pleasure of living here and now. There are points for living now. On my last walk report I mentioned a couple train cars blocking a RR crossing for weeks.(fooled me, all the pictures I took while the motor home was gone are down loaded on the laptop)
There is a small community just across the tracks. For many years this RR crossing was their only route OUT. During that time the RR has blocked the street for hours, and on rare occasions for a day.
If you are old enough you will remember the 10-25 cent insurance policies. Most were for $500 and parents would take out policies on the family. An Insurance man would collect weekly and note it on the little payment card. Our little town had a young insurance man who knew most everyone in town and decided to run for mayor and used this community's needing a bridge as one of his promises, "we will get a bridge built." Someone could die down there because an ambulance could not get in or the sick could not reach a Doctor.
He won and after an uphill fight did get a nice bridge and new road just up the street. So now it the RR blocks the road as they have now, 1/2 mile drive will get them out.
The young man was Jack Rhyne, he went on to become a state representative in Raleigh.
Over all our lives are better than our forefathers. Shoot, when our kids were little we had to walk all the way across the room to change TV channels. We had three channels in the 50-60's how many did you have?
Some neat 1950's customized rides.