Spirit Chronicles: Gingerman

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My wife and I were on a mini vacation to the North Carolina mountains in a small cool town called Banner Elk. In this small town is an old very haunted hospital called Cannon Memorial (check it out on youtube). This place has been on several top ghost hunting shows on various channels. I actually spent a week in that old hospital back in the mid 1980’s with a severe head injury and while in there I had several odd experiences. As we entered the town limits we drove past the old place and I immediately picked up on a heavy spirit load. This means that I got heavy chest pressure, a headached and breathing problems.

This happens when I am surrounded by bad spirits that mean harm to people. The old hospital has a history of hauntings, documented pictures, sightings and other paranormal expereinces. This feeling of spirit told me that something or many somethings knew I could sense them and they came to me to try and communicate or harrass me. I pushed them away as I do with negative spirits and drove on past the place. Later that night about 12:15am as I preparing to go to bed I saw a tall red headed man standing beside my bed. He was holding a little girl and both of their faces were deformed which signifies to me a lost or mean spirit. I see them for what they really are due to my abilities and gifts.

The tall man looked at me and pushed the child towards me and it cried and screamed at me with an horrific smile with nasty teeth. This told me that it was not a real baby but a trickster spirit using the image of a child to try and fool me. Sensing that both wanted to harm me I immediately went into attack mode which is the typical response for me. It is a response of fight or flight and I usually go after it first to let it know that I am not afraid of it. I took a swing at it and it moved away and growled at me. I began to command it to leave me alone and leave the room and house immediately in Gods name. It growled and mocked me when I spoke the Lords Prayer. I continued to pursue it and read Bible verses to it and it left because no spirit can stand to Gods word.

The next day I was meditating near a river to cleanse myself and I heard my spirit guide say that was the Gingerman. I went back to the room and did some research and found several references to the Gingerman. None of the them seemed to tie directly to the old Hospital but I am sure that is where this came from. So I called on my Angels and guides to show me more and I had a dream the next day about the old hospital fourth floor. Turns out I was on the fourth floor when I was in that old hopsital many years earlier when I was in my early twenties. The Gingerman is still to be figured out, but the feeling I have is he was one of the negative people that died there before the place closed and he is now a wandering spirit in that old Cannon Hospital. I will continue to work on this story and find what happened and who the Gingerman is.

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Spirit Chronicles: E6 The Armour of God With Me Always

A few nights ago I had a bad experience with a demon that attacked me and tried to hold me down and beat on me. I ran it off and prayed to God for guidance, grace and mercy. I asked him for protection as this was the strongest demon I have faced yet. I went to sleep and soon dreamed that I was outside at my grandmothers house playing in the back yard with my cousins and I saw a light bubble appear in the tree near me. I pointed to it and asked everyone if they seen it, but noone could but me.

Sitting in that bubble was an ancient spirit that I saw as God and he looked at me smiled and said “E6”. I looked to my right and left and saw demons coming at me and God took his hand and swiped them away and they were gone. I saw “E6” again and the bubble closed and I woke up. I immediately wrote down what had happened in this vision and told my wife about it and she said she could see me smiling as I was dreaming. I felt so happy and soothed that God was with me.

I got my Bible out and went to look at Ephesians 6 and the chapter deals with demons and Gods control and command of them. It was a clear sign that God had heard my plea and answered that prayer by telling me to read his word. Folks, it all fits together and God has our back. Demons will come at us, but we must know that God is with us all the time and will handle them for us on our behalf. I sleep now knowing that God is in control. Read the Bible verses below and make your own judgements.

The Armor of God From Ephesians 6:10-17

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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Spirit Chronicles: Crying Young Lady

I was asleep and I got up to go the bathroom about 3:15am and as I walked into the hallway I felt spirit come to me and touch the top of my head. After using the bathroom I acknowledged the spirit that I felt it and ask it to present itself to me only if it was of good intention. As I closed my eyes and began to fall back to sleep I saw a young lady about 21-25 years old. She was blond haired with blue eyes. She was wearing a brown sweater that came up on her neck and a white pair of spandex pants. She also had a light brown pair of Uggs on also.

She stepped near me but stayed away and stood there staring at me. I sensed that she was a kind spirit and needed my help. I asked her to come closer to me and she stepped forward and I could see that she was distraught as if she was lost and wandering around. Then she looked at me really close and all I saw was her pretty face a tear coming down her left cheek. The tear drop was real big and flowing down the side of her cheek. She backed away from me and stood there waiting for me to do something.

I told her to walk towards the light and ask God to take her to Heaven. I said a prayer for her and she smiled and turned to walk away. I then saw a few bright white shadows appear in the tunnel of light and they took her to Heaven. She was a sweet spirit that had been stuck in between here and there. Her sadness was obvious and she missed her family. I awoke and she was gone and felt good that she had been helped. I am glad the young lady went to Heaven and found her smile and happiness. I do not know why she was there, but I am glad she showed up.

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Spirit Chronicles: Tired and Afraid

I had a dream that I was very tired and stuck at the bottom of a mountain. It was a long ways to the summit and had to be climbed to get to the other side. My left hip was hurting really bad and I looked up and thought “I may not be able to do this”. But I knew I had to try so I began to climb the hill step by step, foot by foot until I started to struggle. I looked to my left and a man was standing beside me and was smiling. I get this smiling man alot and he is one of my guardians and he was urging me to keep pushing and not give up.

I looked to my right and there stood another guardian, a female spirit that is ancient and she shows up when I am in need of motivation and inspiration. She looked at me and pointed to the top of the mountain which told me to push onward. My hip hurt so bad and I struggled up the hill, bit by bit stopping as needed until I made it to the top. I had a wonderful view that was only of God waiting for me. Everywhere I looked I saw beuatiful white light, wonderful white clouds and crystal blue skies.

Then I looked down the mountain trail was steep and thin but I knew I could do it. I began down the mountain and I fell and landed on a ledge overlooking a beautiful waterfall. I gathered myself, stood up and pushed down the mountain with my guardians in tow. We made it to the bottom and my hip, knee and back were hurting really bad so I laid down in a field of yellow, purple, red and green flowers to rest. I looked up and the sun went down behind the mountain and I fell asleep lying there.

Spirit Chronicles: The Four At the Top of the Stairs

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I was mediatating, praying and meditating the other morning and spirit hit me really hard. I knew it was a strong spirit so I asked it what it wanted. I then heard the spirit say “the four at the top of the stairs”. I asked who I was talking to and spirit said “Jack”. I asked Jack if he was one of the four and he showed me a hand pointing to the top of the stairs. I asked him who he was with and he said, “anibelle”. I ask what he wanted and he showed me a sign of heaven. Jack was a wandering spirit that is between here and heaven in the spirit realm and he is with his family.

I did some research and found a local family where the dad’s name was Jack, the wife Anibelle and they had two kids. I went back the next day to the top of the steps in the house and asked Jack about what I had found but they were gone. I am not sure if they were really in the house or just wandered by in the spiritual realm. I was having an extra strong day that day and seemed to picking up lots of spririt activity and with the massive power lines on our property that is like a major spirit highway. The power lines provide the power and energy for spirit to talk to me.

I will continue to see if Jack shows back up soon. I have had hundreds of spirits contact me in the last several months with most being breif visions or dreams showing me themselves or a sign. I often hear them, see them and pick up on their energy outside. Jack and his family are at the top of some stairs waiting for someone to help them get into the light.

Spirit Chronicles: Spiritual Support from Beyond

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One of the things that I can sense, feel, detect, pickup on and see is spirit that surrounds people all the time. This is spirit that has moved on from the earth and are now part of the spiritual realm from Heaven to the earth. Spirit is in constant motion and flows to and from what it considers to be Heaven and the earth. These are generally loved ones that have departed this life that hold special feelings and love for those of us left on Earth in this realm. It is typically an immediate loved one and at times may be someone that has been assigned as a guardian Angel.

I have several gaurdian Angels that have moved on and feel them around me often. My mom and dad are two of my guardians combined with a great grandmother and an old man from the past that watches over me. I have a friend that knows about the spirit gift I have and everytime I see him spirit wanting me to communicate with them comes at me hard. They touch my arm, mess with my hair and send me messages that they are around. This week I was talking to him and felt the same spirit that shows up and immediately started rubbing my head because it tickles me. He recognized that I was having a spirit moment and smiled and started to walk away.

He is a great friend and very supportive of me but it creeps him out a bit when this happens. Unlike many gifted spiritual people I do not immediately hear voices or see the folks as my skills are still growing and I have not been able to hone in on spirit signals like many that can do that. I simply feel them touch me, walk up to me and on occasion catch a quick glimpse of them. I am intrigued by this situation with him and want so bad to be able to tell him who it is. Often I do not let him know that spirit signal is happening out of respect for him and not to mess with his mind any.

As I write I feel spirit touching me right now and I know it is a good spirit and it feels like one of my guardians. But it could be any spirit as we live on a property with huge power lines that carry tons of energy that spirits can use to signal with. It takes tremendous energy for them to do that before they and myself get very tired. It happens all day long at random with those I know and do not know. Somtimes it ovewhlems me and I just have to clear the area. Since September when I died and came back during a procedure I have developed or had the following spirit signs.

Dreams, Visions, Spirit Touch, Poking Me, Quick visual imprints, Vocal Signs, Tunneling (I see a tunnel of light full of spirit) and several other spirit signals. I am working to hone in and figure out what I am and who I am and how I can use this gift to help people find God, peace and blessings from those that have departed. Along with this comes the bad also. The occasional bad dream, demons messing with me, temptations and mean spirits literally punching me in the gut, stabbing pain, headaches and body pain. I can ride by an area where a bad wreck happened and pick up on the pain felt. That sucks at times, but it is part of what I am now. I am protected by Angels, Guardians and God and blessed to help those that might not otherwise be able to help themselves.

I pray each of you have peace, prossperity, strength, good health, emotional stability and the vigor to pursue life and your dreams with Gods help.

Spirit Chronicles: 12 Angels and The Message of Acts

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I went to bed and said a prayer for guidance and a sign from God about whatever he wanted me to see or tell people. I fell asleep and immediately had a dream about Angels and the Acts in the Bible. I asked the Angel what the message was and he told me that nothing would happen until the Acts were finished. I went back and read the Acts again to see what I could get from that information. The dream was 12 Golden Angels standing around the thrown of God. I could make out the Angels and see the Throne but the light was so bright that I could not stare at the area if the throne. It was a beautiful light that I wanted to go to and as I stepped towards it that is when the Angel told me “not until the Acts are completed”.

The book of Acts was written with several key messages and themes. The main theme that hit me was that in Acts the 12 Disciples were established. The 12 men I saw may have been the Disciples of Jesus. Acts speaks to the establishment of the church and the founding beliefs of Jesus and his influence on the nations. There are five key principles to the book of Acts. Prayer, witnessing, the established church, the Holy Spirit and the growth of the church across the world. Acts tells us about Jesus ascension into Heaven and how he becomes the right hand of God the father, son and holy ghost.

I beleive this dream was a biblical message that the church still has much growth to do and that the world has turned its ways from God and growing the church and the spirit of God. The 12 Angels are holy and assigned to bring the message and peace of God to the world. I will be reading the book of Acts again and know that this message is direct and to the point that we the people need to turn to God and do better as a whole. We need to seek God and be disciples of his word. Angels in your dreams are a sign of divine intervention and spiritual awakening.

The number 12 signifies a need to focus on spiritual growth, physical health and emotional stability in life. 12 means big changes in life and spiritual awakening. I have been experiencing that growth since I died during a heart procedure in September of 2020. I am glad God has plans for me and look forward to his many messages and heavenly notices going forward.

Spirit Chronicles: Me and My Buddy

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I had a dream where my life long best friend and I were at a ballgame. I was down at the bottom of the bleachers in a gigantic stadium bigger than any I have ever seen in the world. The top row of the bleachers was probably about 2000 feet off the ground way up in the sky. I saw my best friends brother down at the bottom and asked him if his brother was at the game and he pointed to the very tip top corner and said he is way up there. I am not a fan of heights and knew it would take a long time to walk that far so I began to make the climb. As I walked very slowly towards the top I saw people I knew from the past and many of them were passed and gone.

I made it to the top and there sat my buddy all by himself just looking out across the scenary behind the stadium. The railing was missing so I asked him why he was sitting way up here and he looked at me and said “I love it up here, the view is awesome”. I didn’t want to look out over the ledge but he was correct, the view was phenomenal and breathtaking. All you could see was water, palm trees and beuatiful blue skies for miles and miles. The water was crystal clear and the palms just swayed in the wind as the breeze blew across the water. My buddy loves the beach and has spent alot of time there.

This beach was different and unlike anything on earth. It was beyond beautiful and you couldn’t help but look at it and be in awe. I had been worrying about my best friend awhile now as he has struggled with somethings recently and just has not been himself. I told him it was awesome and I could see why he was sitting there watching the game and looking out at the view. He told me he needed the peace and I agreed. Then I saw his mom and she told me that she was with him always guarding over him and for him to fight to regain his power back.

My bud is a great big guy with a great big heart and it has been broken, messed up or bent. I know he can do it and the message I got was that he needed peace and understanding in his life. He will win this struggle with things. I woke up and wrote everything down and sent him a text. I told him I loved him and that I spoke with him in my dreams. I told him his mom who passed a few years ago was with him and rooting for him. He told me he was trying so please if you read this say a prayer for my friend so we can get him back on track as the man we all know he can be. Thanks and God Bless!

Covid- Teachers Perspective

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Covid is taking its toll on schools, students, parents and teachers all across this great country we call America. It is ravaging the world as well, but for my purposes I will write about what I witness on a daily and weekly basis as a local career educator and coach. Different states, cities, towns and districts all have different standards and protocols in place. This inconsistency has gotten things all jumbled up and out of sync. Governors are putting in mandates while others are leaving it up to the local school board to decide. Some washed their hands of it due to political reasons while others are doing what they want regardless of the polticial consequences.

Covid is very real and I am a survivor of the sickness. Last December right around Christmas while I was at home ordering food in, staying out of the public, wearing a mask, being careful and teaching from home online as directed by my school district I contracted the sickness. Within five days it had ravaged my body and put me in the hospital. I could not breath, walk or hardly talk as it took its toll on my lungs and body. I fought back and survived and Thanks to God I came home. It took 30 pounds off me quickly, messed with my lung function and put me at a high risk of other issues. So as I write about Covid I do so as a survivor that nearly died in the hopsital fighting to breath and not give up.

I see schools are trying to return to normal and have implemented mask mandates, staying six feet apart and other guidelines to protect their students, teachers, staff and families. But is that enough and are those simple little guidelines realistic to stopping the spread of Covid and saving peoples lives? I am not for nor against a mask and other guidelines. I am simply saying this Covid thing goes much deeper and farther than a guideline. If a person is exposed the guideline says this. If they are vaccinated it says this. If they are not it says this. All of this means nothing because when it comes down to it Covid scares many people and even others that will not admit it.

If you are a teacher you know that it is true that kids come to school all the time sick with colds, coughs, flu and other things. Parents send them to school to make sure they do not miss any work time or even do not have to keep the kids at home. I have seen the stress Covid is putting on the staff at schools and the anxiety it gives many of the students. Some act as if it is no big deal, but to others it is real because they have had it, seen someone fight it or even worse lost someone from it. Covid does not care if your young, old, healthy, fat, skinny, diabetic, sick, not sick, etc. Covid attacks us when we are weak and takes it toll on the body.

I know of several people I would conside fit as a fiddle that died within a week of it. I have seen case after case at school, exposure after exposure at school and your told look at the protocol. What they do not understand is a person that has a mother, father or older person at home does not care about a damn protocol. They are worried they may take it home and give it to someone else that could pass away. A paper of process cannot replace lives lost due to protocol. Covid will not be going away soon and will continue to ravage as it wants to.

How we react to it is what matters. Do we live scared? Do we live free of it? Do we proceed with caution? What do we do? Is remote learnig best? Is alternating weeks best? Is face to face with spacing and masks best? These are the things the politicians, school boards, administrators and leaders must face. But for the front line people, the teachers, nurses, police, firemen, and other civil servants it is more of how do we face it and move forward. I see people taking time off, stepping away, leaving the field and doing safer occupations. I see people on facebook talking about “if you do not like what you do or are scared then do not do it”. That is easier said than done when it comes to leaving a profession you love, giving up an income and not taking care of the family needs and wants.

Covid, you suck and need to go away. Our kids need to be in school. Our teachers need to be teaching them. Our kids need to play football, be in the band, hang with friends and live life. We need you to go away as quick as you came. Wishful thinking yes, but it sounds good to me for it to go away. As for me I will be at work, be as safe as I can and take care of my students, my family and myself. Prayerfully I can teach, coach, mentor and survive this thing called Covid.

Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual Growth

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Today as I was eating breakfast with my wife I looked over a side table and staring at me was a prized picture of my mom and dad. I had been thinking about growth and praying to God for guidance in that area. The mention of my parents is because when you look at the three types of growth mentioned above my folks would meet all three categories. Obviously they had physically grown into adults well into their 70’s prior to passing away and moving onto greater things. My mom physically was short in stature about 5’0 tall and medium build. She was dynamite in a small package. My dad on the flip side was 6’4 and 350 pounds. He was a full grown man that stood over people in any room and rarely would you see a man much bigger than him. Intellecually they were both very mature adults. I cannot remember one single time in my childhood or adult life around them when they fought or argued. I am sure they did at times but they knew that was to be done away from people and the kids so they did it in private.

Spiritually they both loved the Lord and were great role models for my family in that part of life. My dad read the entire Bible 3-4 times from start to finish and kept notes in a notebook and his own Bible that I still have in my possession. Mom was a Sunday school teacher, mentor and volunteered at church and in the community. Rarely did you ever hear either of them say a curse word or something off the wall. They had been raised to be physically, intellecually and spiritually grown people. Even into their 70’s after their bodies started to reverse course and fail on them with achy joints, diabetes and other physical issues they continued to seek to grow intellecually and spiritually. Mom would read, watch TV shows and do puzzles to keep her mind sharp. Dad would read, listen to music, and still read the newspaper like the old days. They knew that being able to read and write were basic adult abilities and tools that could help you be successful in life.

I gave this background because that is the example of grown that I have seen and bless thier souls my parents are now in Heaven together and have reached full mature growth in all three areas. They have new bodies and are strong and able. They have been granted the intellecual thought of Heaven and know so much now we only wish we could know. And finally, they have made the final step in spiritual awakening when they closed their eyes and took their last human breath and were in the presence of God himself. So now I have to ask myself am I grown and in what areas do I need to increase my physical, intellectual and spiritual growth?

The good old internet had a definition of physical growth. The process of the body changing, growing and aging into full human growth. Typically this physical maturity occurs by the early 20’s for most people so I can check that one off the list. I am now in my mid 50’s so I am way past the physical growth stage of life. The intenet also defines intellectual growth as the process of growing ones mind, mental capacity, learning and retaining knowledge. As a career teacher I have studied lots of information, read books, sought information and I think I have reached a good adult level of intellectual growth. Lastly, the good old internet defines spiritual growth as: the increase in knowing God’s word, learning the process of fighting off sinful actions in your life. Spiritual growth may have other meanings to you based on your releigion or lack of.

For me spiritual growth is the process of getting closer to God through his word and study. It is the process of awakening the soul and making a life long connection to God. It is seeking out him and his will in your life. I have made great strides in this area, but am far from where I need to be. With that said I have read the Bible for guidance and prayed and came up with these ways to become a master of spiritual growth. Not a masters degree, that is intellectual growth. I am talking about being awarded the ultimate growth certificate and that is to know God, his expectations in my life and how to meet those requirements. I want to live my best life in all three areas so to keep growing physically, intellecually and spiritually I will do the follwing things.

Physical Growth- The only growth I see at this point in my 50’s is my belly getting bigger and weight changing. I made a decision a year ago to make physical growth a must in life and have since lost about 50 pounds and have a long ways to go. I feel better with less weight, take less medicine, get more exercise and have more energy so that is how I can continue to grow in this area. Be smart, do the right things and live my best physical growth life.

  1. Eat better foods
  2. Drink more water
  3. Stay off sugary products and eat more natural
  4. Walk, bike, run or work in the yard to get exercise
  5. Lose some weight if needed

Intellectual Growth- I like to read about topics of interest such as faith, paranormal, spirit and leadership. I plan to continue to grow as an intellect and reach all the potential I can in that area. An idle mind becomes less effective the older we get. So I will read, write, research, study, watch and even take a few more classes of interest to grow this area.

  1. Read books you like
  2. Watch documentories about history, life and culture
  3. Go back to school or take some online classes
  4. Write, Blog or make videos using your knowldege and background
  5. Attend seminars, Church, conferences and other events designed to motivate the mind

Spiritual Growth- This is the most important area for me as I am now at the point of a full spiritual awakening with God and his spirit in me. I will read his word, research, pray and meditate so I can seek him and his full guidance in my life. I dare you all to do the same and see how this helps you live your best life and reach full growth in a physical, intellectual and spiritual way.

  1. Read God’s word daily
  2. Pray daily
  3. Meditate
  4. Go to church, attend conferences, watch videos, and other online opportunity
  5. Seek God first and ask him to guide you
  6. Submit to his will and watch what happens

Spiritual Growth

Hebrews: 4:12; For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Physical Growth

3rd John 1:2; Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

Intellectual Growth

1st Peter 1:13; Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Spirit Chronicles: Defending My Friend

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Last night I prayed for a dear friend of mine prior to going to sleep. He has been struggling lately with some things and I am very concerned about him. I prayed that anything that may be getting in his way, attacking him or bothering him while he is weaker for away or show itself.

I have been known to see demons and spirits in my sleep and fight them off for myself, family and friends. I got my request as soon as I snoozed off I saw a demonic spirit in the kitchen of my nanny’s house and that is always where they present themselves to me.

It was messing with one of my dogs and laughing at me. It said to me”you cannot stop me” and started to choke my dog and lift it off the ground. When I fight a demon in my sleep I have the ability to push my arms out extended towards the demon and push them around with a light force that comes from God.

I recognized this one as being one of the strongest and meanest I had ever dealt with. I knew something was wrong and had sensed evil was playing a role in my friends issues. This one was big, old and nasty and was pretty powerful. When it started lifting the dog I instantly threw light at it and it dropped the dog and he ran out of the room.

The spirit came head on at me so I pushed it back to the wall and pinned it down. While holding it down I began to pray to God and say the Lord’s prayer to it. this of course made it event madder so it began to mousy hard back and swing at me. It cursed at me saying vile things about God and me.

I continued to push it away and demand it leave the room and leave my friend alone. It a like I can become a spirit warrior or light warrior. These things are nasty and real. You may think this is sci-fi but it is my life. I have been granted the ability to identify and defeat them with God’s help and guidance.

It is like being in a horror movie and that graphic. I made this one leave and sent it back to where it came from. Be advised that the enemy is real and is waiting to pounce on you when you are emotionally, physically and spiritually drained. You must fight, battle, pray and overcome it these things will infest you and destroy your life one day at a time.

I refuse to let it take my friends and family. I will gladly fight and with the backing of my Hod will continue to step into battle and win. Scary hit real so beware, be observant and be in prayer for strength and guidance. I call in my Angel protectors to help me and push the evil away.

Americana: Dirt Road Diary

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Growing up I spent most of my life living on an old dirt road. The road I grew up on did not get paved until I was in my later teens and I do not know how many times I ran up and down that road to see my friends and hang out. We lived in a rural area with eight houses on the road and all my friends and neighbors were within a few years apart from one another. The road we lived on was a cur through for many people heading off to work and coming back from town. It was a good route so people did not have to stop at a four way and turn and head down a real steep hill.

With all that traffic cutting by the house the dirt stayed flying about all the time. Later in my childhood some of the parents got together and put down rock on the dirt road which made it better for fighting off the dust. But man did those rocks hurt when you went over the handlebars of your bike ot missed a jump off about a six feet drop and wiped yourself all over that road. The rocks were brutal and always won against the skin of a child. I cannot count the times I rode up and down that road or ran up and down it. From my house to the bus stop was about two hundred yards dead sprint in the mornings. It seemed like a half mile at the time when I was little. If you got a late start heading towards the bus stop and heard the old bus rumbling down the county road then you best get to running and fast.

Back then the bus drivers would leave you if you were not at the stop and then would stop and get you if you were there when they came back through. My dad wouuld leave for work around 7:15 everyday and you best not be standing there which showed him that you had missed the bus. So on occasion when I did we would run into a tobacco field right beside the dirt road and hide. I am sure he knew we were there and after a few tines he figured out that we were safe either way. Back then the country was safer and kids could be outside playing, standing at the bus stop and hanging outside until it got dark.

I have so many memeories of that dirt road and all the antics we got into. We played football, baseball, basketball, and other sports on that dirt road. We raced bikes, cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels on that road. The neighbors had some big dogs and they would always chase your tail down the road and come to the edge of the yard sounding like a monster ready to tear your leg off and eat it. Most of them werre actually just good old dogs that wanted to bark and act all tough. I seen fights on that road, kissed a=my first girl on that road and probably some other stuff that I do not need to admit too on here (my wife and kids) may read this posting.

For those that never had the pleasure of living in the country and growing up on a dirt road I am sorry for that. Dirt roads teach us life lessons, some good and some bad. Dirt roads make good memories and tough memories. Dirt roads twist and turn, Dirt roads are dusty at times. Dirt roads have holes and can tear a wheel up on your vehicle. Dirt roads go deep into the woods sometimes and you might not know where it leads you. Dirt roads often give you a choice to go one way or another to get somewhere. This is like life as all of these things will happen.

You will encounter potholes, hills, curves, and forks in the road. You will have times when life is muddy and dusty. You will have crashes, trees in the way (obstacles) but no matter what if you take that dirt road and stay the course it will eventually take you to a point where you want to be. Remember earlier I said that the dirt road I grew up on lead to a shortcut that made getting from point A to B easier for people. So just know that a good old dirt road is fine and a great place to live. I now live on a half mile dirt road again and still love to hit the gas on ny jeep or truck and throw some dirt road dust in the air when I am driving to the house. You can drive hard, hit the humps in the road and make more memories on your dirt road diary.