Sunday, November 1, 2009
I Kept Johnny Boy Out After Dark
I get cabin fever on Sunday afternoon. Wanna hit those country roads. John wants to sit in his recliner and sleep with the TV on. Yes I could go alone and I have but that isn't as much fun saying "awww look at those donkeys", "look someone lives in that old house", "boy that man has lots of cows". Then John gets wound up and tells me I drove a combine down this road in such and such year. I farmed peanuts on that place right there. He did his thing until five and I couldn't stand it any longer. I ask "if I get my truck out will you go for a little ride with me?" Well how long? Like I would know how long. When you wind around the county then you have to drive back. Can I help it if the sun goes down? My truck is a 2006 but it doesn't have many miles on it but if I don't stay off those wash board roads it is going to sound like a rattle trap. We found a road I hadn't been on and I'm not sure John had. It was so narrow when you meet another truck you both had to move into the grass. Didn't meet but two so I could hande that. We saw lots of big oak trees, goats, cattle, pretty homes and ugly old mobile homes. We saw a few old cemetaries but it was getting too late to stop. John is getting more chicken and I'm getting braver in my old age.