Bear News

Beartown News

FEBRUARY 1, 2002

What's mainly wrong with society today is that too many DIRT ROADS have been paved. There's not a problem in America today, crime, drugs, education, divorce, delinquency that wouldn't be remedied, if we just had more DIRT ROADS, because DIRT ROADS give character.

People that live at the end of DIRT ROADS learn early on that life is a bumpy ride. That it can jar you right down to your teeth sometimes, but it's worth it, if at the end is home... a loving spouse, happy kids and a dog.
We wouldn't have near the trouble with our educational system if our kids got their exercise walking a
DIRT ROAD with other kids, from whom they learn how to get along.
There was less crime in our streets before they were paved. Criminals didn't walk two dusty miles to rob or vandalize. If they knew they'd be welcomed by 5 barking dogs and a double barrel shotgun. And there were no drive by shootings.
Our values were better when our roads were worse!
People did not worship their cars more than their kids, and motorists were more courteous, they didn't tailgate by riding the bumper or the guy in front would choke you with dust and bust your windshield with stones.

DIRT ROADS taught patience. DIRT ROADS were environmentally friendly, you didn't hop in your car for a quart of milk you walked to the barn for your milk. For your mail you walked to the mail box.
What if it rained and the
DIRT ROAD washed out? That was the best part, then you stayed home and did some family time, roasted marshmallows and popped pop corn and pony rides on Daddy's shoulders and learned how to make prettier quilts than anybody. At the end of DIRT ROADS, you learned that bad words tasted like soap.
Most paved roads led to trouble,
DIRT ROADS more likely lead to a fishing stream or a swimming hole.

At the end of a DIRT ROAD, the only time we ever locked our car was in August, because if we didn't some neighbors would fill it with too much zucchini.
At the end of a
DIRT ROAD, there was always extra springtime income, from when city folk would get stuck, you'd have to hitch up a team and pull them out of the mud.
Usually you got a dollar.... always you got a new friend.... at the end of a

George "Crusher" Pitts
Owner, Beartown Gravel Inc.

Dear Sir,

When I subscribed a year ago you stated that if I was not satisfied at the end of the year I could have my money back. Well, I would like to have it back.
On second thought, to save you the trouble, please apply it to my next year's subscription.

Ima Reader
6 River Road



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