Monday, October 11, 2010

Old School

I passed a mid-80's Ford full size Bronco on the road the other day. It was loaded down with kids. I bet there was 8 10-13 yr olds packed in there. At first glance, I think "Ain't no way all them kids got seat belts on." Then it immediately takes me back to 1987. I can remember my mom had a full size Ford Bronco and a full size Blazer and we used to all pile in there and ride to the baseball games. We had so much fun singing songs and picking on each other. Those kind of road trips are good for kids. Even just a trip 10 or 15 miles seemed like leaving the country.
I remember riding down to Weiss Lake from Lafayette. It's about a hour drive. However, when I was a kid, it seemed like it took all day to get down there. I made the same drive back in May '10 and it was over so fast. The world was so big when you were a kid. I thank God that I have a life that allows me to travel a little bit. Keeps my world a little bigger that way. I guess what this is really about. If you're a parent, be sure your keeping that world big for your kids. Take 'em fishing, camping, batting cages, movie, bluegrass festival, even just going out of town to eat dinner. Live...

1 comment:

  1. You are a good man.I have always thought well of ya, but readin' your stuff here,I got choked up....I'm proud to share air with ya ..