Wednesday, September 30, 2009


"All day I've faced a barren waste
Without the taste of water, cool water

Old Dan and I with throats burned dry
And souls that cry for water

Cool, clear, water

Keep a-movin, Dan, dontcha listen to him, Dan.
He's a devil, not a man."

Did you ever hear the Sons of the Pioneers sing this song? Dad loved it.

I would expect that from Leonard Slye who became my childhood hero as Roy Rogers.

I remember working the ground "above town" as we called it and getting hot and thirsty. Dad would take me to the field tile near White Oak Creek where the water was running cool and clear. If it wasn't running it was a bad year.

You didn't dare drink the creek water, it was too polluted. The tile was safe compared to that.

Now they say tile water is polluted. I am glad I don't have to drink tile water anymore but I would trust mine more than a lot of other sources if I needed it.

I wonder if people's minds aren't polluted?

They can't sort from fact and fiction.

Ed Winkle


  1. Television is the great opiate of the masses...

    Advertising has changed reality...

    Perception is reality...

    In the Post Christian world there is no solid foundation, no unchangeable rules to base you life upon...

    Look up the "Postmodernism."

    Disclaimer, I am not a philosopher I just have opinions...

    I'm probably full of poop...

  2. No, I think you are too dang smart for me Budde. I will have to go look up half what you said.

    As a teacher, I guess I tried to make it simple?

    I am not sure I want to be postmoderism or a great opitate LOL

    Perception is reality and I want it based on I believe in.

  3. I'm not that smart. I got off on this philosophical baloney path this last weekend. I used to read a lot and sometimes I remember something I once read.

  4. Called Dad's brother today and told him about Cool, Clear, Water.

    He about choked up and then told me about all the albums he has. He is 83 like mom. I thought that was pretty cool, clear and flowed like water.

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