Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Get Off My Lawn!!!! or What Did Ya Think was Going to Happen
My idea of a rural utopia once I reach my older years would be pretending (OK I rarely have to pretend) to be grumpy and chasing lots of Blonde and Redheaded teenagers off my property. Seriously.
Around 16 or so years ago there used to be teenagers out here. They would be all over the countryside and the old guys would complain about them making ruts and starting campfires while they consumed beer and played grab-a$$ somewhere. About 35 years ago I was one of them actually.
I vividly remember the last group that was around. They used to pull into the access drive down in the back of the pasture and party half the night away. I took the Massey down there and graded the gravel away then ran a disc over it before a big rain storm. Sure enough they came in there and got stuck the next night. They had to walk miles to find someone to pull them out because they were afraid to come ask me. I laughed about that for a week then someone stole all my ex wife's concrete garden gnomes from the yard.
They turned up a week later all painted in bright yellow and hunter orange.
One October I put a gate and chain with a lock across the access road. Two nights after that every jackolantern that had been left out in a five mile radius ended up in my driveway.
Man that was some great fun seeing what those kids would come up with next.
Between our aging population, super strict laws and regulations and I am sure video games I never see any kids out anymore. It makes me rather sad. All the cities, large and small, claim their school kids numbers are growing but not so out in the rural areas even though White fight is still accounting for new houses nestled into parceled out old farms every year. They built the McMansions but don't seem to bring the kids with them or produce them after they get out here.
And then we wonder why our politicians recruit the unwanted of the world to come here, including terrorist.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!