Day 1 06/12/2017
Day 1 06/12/2017
The Yuma of today has built on the foundation of rural life. Helping others, knowing the land and the weather. What happens today will affect the farmers of tomorrow just as the history of this county has affected the farmers and ranchers of today. Learning and growing are all a part of the Yuma County Colorado of the future.
Yuma County Colorado has a very long history. These seem to the be ghosts from Yuma’s past. Then again where would we all be if the pioneers hadn’t forged ahead and made this the county of today. Yes, the long history has some rather dubious chapters, but with those dreams firmly fixed in the settlers minds we grew. Not very long ago (Maybe a hundred years, not long in the grand scheme of things is it?) These places were the main stay of families out here. The meals that they cooked and ate, the prayers they prayed, the life they dreamed about. All here Yuma County Colorado. The little one room school house – where students were taught the three R’s. I am sure that some of them were begrudging sent to school there. But what of the others, the dreamers, the planners and let us not forget the FARMERS.
I wonder how the school was run. I have a rather odd sense of humor. I see the children all dressed in their school clothes. Boys in overalls and girls in pinafore aprons. The teacher an old maid from the east looking to score a husband, Until then she would teach school.
Sorry I do seem to ramble. I guess the one thing I am very sure of is that the dreams that were dreamed in these broken down old ruins were once as vivid and real as any dream we dream today. I am not sure if the internet would have figured into their dreams but not much about today’s life would have been thought of back then…well, maybe by the dreams of the dreams.
I just want to make all of my NASCAR friends and family jealous.
The guy asked me if I wanted to get behind the wheel. I told him that if you put me behind the wheel I can get you to heaven or your destination in 20 mins or less. He said “It is a video game” Damn!! After that I decided I didn’t want to get in it. But yes that is me in the door. And NO I don’t know who the driver is….I could have talked to him on the sidewalk and not even have known it. Well, since I didn’t actually get to drive the car I guess no jealously in bean town tonight.