Damn Wind

The rusty barbed wire around the blog site is not just for decoration. I worked for a conductor on the Railroad who said to me after a discussion one day in the caboose,

Russ, I like you, but you are a little rough around the edges!

I think he was particularly exasperated with me that particular day, as I was griping and complaining about everyone and everything I could think of in colorful language. He was a gentle soul who never said a bad word about anyone, finally when I was complaining about the wind blowing as it always does in northern Montana, he said,

You know I like the wind it keeps the mosquitoes off me in the heat of the summer.

He was killed shortly after that in a railroad accident and whenever the wind comes up in the heat of the summer and it keeps the bugs off of me I think of you my friend.

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  1. Slim says:

    What a gentle soul this man was. I think of him often. Glad I knew you my friend.

  2. Roxanne says:

    The perspective you offer…is priceless. As I opened the dining room curtains this morning, all I saw was movement. Yes, the wind is blowing. With your encouragement, I will look on the bright side. The wind is bringing moisture, the sky is mostly gray, but as I look far off toward the horizon, I see the sun, trying to break through. I will deal with the wind, as I have no choice. Where I can choose, I will. And I, like you will choose to look on the bright side, whether it is wind to keep the mosquitoes off, or the hope of another day of sunshine.

    • Slim says:

      Thanks Roxanne for takin a look at the other side of the coin. My friend Don Gameon always reminded me to take another look, I hope I remember to do this always.

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