Dirt road traffic jams and parades. (Story)
The adventures on a dirt road never end. You never know exactly what you will see and I have a feeling my family added to that unknown aspect.
One day my neighbor called and wanted to know where the greyhound bus went. My mom replied, "its sitting in our yard. Wayne will be welding on it later." Not long after that the other neighbor above us called and my dad answered. The neighbor asked, "what are you doing with that bus?" My father replied, "We are selling the house and using this to travel in." And then dad hung up. A few minutes later the neighbor called back and wanted to know if the house and land were for sale. "No, not at this time, replied my dad.
"Wayne, You can't say those remarks and not tell them its not true," said my mom. My dad just laughed. I'm not sure how long it took the neighbors to figure out we were not moving.
Next week an ambulance pulled in to the driveway and needed repaired. It joined the bus in the side yard. Moments later, the phone rings with neighbors asking questions.
The firemen who delivered the ambulance asked if dad could work on the fire truck too. My dad replied, "You better space it out, The neighbors might have a heart attack"
My dad being an expert mechanic and welder was in demand around here and you never knew what to expect sitting in the driveway or side yard.
And my brother, not to be outdone, worked on and drove race cars. So on Friday through Sunday, he would be working on his car tuning it up and fixing any racing damage. And the only place to test drive it was, you guessed it, the dirt road. I can still see and smell the dust clouds
Our traffic jams would happen when it was hay season and the hay wagon parade would take off. Five farms and 100's of acres to be cut and loaded. If one wagon had an issue or dumped a load we all helped get it cleaned up and moving. More than often though, it was our neighbors cows who would be walking down the middle of the road.
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