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Grimm's Musings: Life Down the Road

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This another from a series of stories called, "Life Down the Road" that I began writing in 2002 to my Son who wears the Army uniform. Enjoy!


I imagine you don't want me to take too much of your time off focusing on your mission. So, here's a good a place as any to tell you more about "Life Down the Road."

Hope y'all had a chance to take a moment to think about the Fourth of July, we sure did here. As usual we've had our fair share of small town celebrations with a gathering of a few Washington's elected officials down at the City Park. These economically well cared for, perfectly combed hair, wrinkle free clothed, fearless leaders told us about their understanding of economic, military & social ills. These attempted to muster all our collective sentiment for gaining our favor come election time. They reminded us that as a Nation we had stood together in all types of struggles since before Francis Keys penned our beloved National Anthem. The memories of the wonderful display of loud fireworks last night helps quiet that which is still ricocheted around inside my head from what they've said. Well, before it all makes me sick I'll change the subject.

The sun is shinning today and its going to be a hot one. Bright and early this morning I thought I'd meet up with one of my buddies for a cup of coffee from the now closed plant then take the car down to the car wash, bad idea. The missus wanted me to pick up a few things from the grocery store as I would be out and about. As you know our little area is experiencing a growth spirt since the oil industry returned. Like church, you'll always find people willing: 10% willing to work, 80% willing to let them and 10% willing to complain. My buddy was telling me how he and his wife were going to have to sell their house that he'd finally paid off because their health has taken a turn and the medical bills are about to take them under. It breaks my heart, Son! This man had served in Viet Nam, volunteered to go, worked 18 years at the plant before it closed and lost his pension when it went bankrupt! He's kept his home all these years by refusing to sit around and did without things our elite count as a necessity for all those living on our tax dollars. He started his own handyman company doing odd jobs to make ends meet, volunteered doing the landscaping at his church and even got the Vocational School to let him teach some kids his trade. I don't think I ever heard this man ask for anything. One time his church surprised him with a weeks worth of groceries and I am not sure if he was going to cry or have a stroke of embarrassment.

Well, by the time I got to the carwash there was a line of cars and pickups out into the street! The recent rains had made about every vehicle a mud splattered mess. Since a lot of us had to take early retirements when the plant closed most of us have learned to live on a strict budget. Odd thing, as I drove through town it seemed like there was someone on about every corner asking for a handout. You know, it's hard for me to I say no, so I gave a dollar here and a dollar there. By the time I got to the car wash I realized I didn't have any money left to wash the car or go to the grocery store.

While driving back to the house I couldn't but wonder who the elected leaders were helping as they were chauffeured past all these needing help. I still haven't told the missus I didn't get all that mud off yet and I ain't too sure how she's going take the poor budgeting of our money on my part.

Hope things are going better for you, Son. Plan wisely and avoid mud slingers.
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