Whispering Pines by JudyDee ©
Unfortunely reality was starting to set
in for me. I had to start considering
getting my car fixed and back to work.
Fortunely for me , my boss was a very
understanding person. He said I deserved
a vacation, but would have to come back
The next morning I discussed the car
with Mr Lene. "Let's see what we can do"
he said. There's a gas station on the
outskirts of the village. "Nothing
fancy, but young Lou's a pretty good
mechanic" uttered Mr. Lene. The Mrs and
me can get some supplies while we're
there. Okay I said let's check it out.
The countryside was refreshing. The warm
breeze and clear skies made for a
perfect day. But this experience would
be one I will always remember. Have you
ever wonder what it would be like to be
in the old days? Go back in time to see
how it was then. Well let me tell you
this is about as close as you can get.
Our first stop of the day of course was
the station and a conversation with the
mechanic. When I spotted the station for
the first time, well I don't think I have
to tell you what I was thinking. Anyway I
was introduced to Lou and began telling
him my problem. Let me tell you this
character reminded me so much of Gomer Pyle
from Mayberry. But one thing I will give
him, he sure knew his stuff.
He explained to me that because of the
work involved and getting what I needed
it would take at least two weeks. Then
I found something strange happening
within my soul. Had I been in the city
would have broken out. No way two weeks
can't afford lost time, I would have to
of found someway to have my car sooner.
But this was different and thank Lou
and off we went.
The Lene's decided to show me more of
the countryside before doing some
shopping. After all it was such a
beautiful day. Off in the distance I
could see what appeared to be a farm.
As we approached the place I was to
learn that we were stopping by. It
seems that the residents were Amish
and had settled there not to many years
ago. I was unable at the time to meet the
parents since they had left to market.
However I was able to tour the farm and
meet the children.
Rachel, as I was to learn her name later was the first person I spotted.
She appeared to be curious as to whom
was coming. But as soon as she had seen
the Lene's she became what seem to me
more relaxed. She promply began to show
me around. One thing I notice was the
great love they had for animals as you
For example sister Katie had a pet of
her own. Katie care for her chicken as
you and I would care for our pet. The
love in her eyes for the fowl was
unmistakeable.To further prove my point
came when we happen upon brother Jacob.
Who was unaware of us watching.
Seems he didn't notice us as we watch
him with the wild. He spoke in such a
tender tone to his critter. The scene I
was seeing was so heartwarmimg.
And this is Buck and Sadie the family pets they are
so cute I just couldn't resist taking
their picture. The children just adore
We said our goodbyes and were on the
road again. Just down the road was an
old sugar mill.
Allot of history here Mr Lene said. It
had seen it's days of moonshiners and
also occasionally a hideout for the Barker
gang. Or so it was told by the old timers.
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