Time For Another Walk Vinny

Flying J truck stop in Carlisle Pa, not a great place for a reset.  Oh well, I’ve reset in worse places.  Let’s take a walk Vinny and see what we can find.

Here’s a grassy area to do your “Business” on.

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Some nice crab apple trees to sit under.

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Interesting plants growing beside a cornfield.

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This “Children of the Corn” looking house in the field!

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Do you remember the movie?  Written by Stephen King from Maine.  I met him once…kind of a jerk!

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Issac the child preacher from the 1984 movie “

A truck fueling at the natural gas depot.

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Not much going on in the repair shop.

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Wait! What’s this little area?

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Let’s investigate Vinny!  Much cooler in here.

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And what do I find?  Like many truck stops, people have been living in the wooded areas around the edges of the parking area.  What I found are the remnants of some who are gone, like this old mattress in the brush.

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And then I found this.  A complete tent and many belongings, all trampled and left behind.  What happened to them?  It’s sad to see that someones life fell apart so badly.

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Where was the federal safety net for these people?  Why do so many people get benefits they don’t deserve, while others are left to live in tents beside truck stops? It’s a sad world we live in but at least some people are willing to directly help others, not just give to charities and feel they’ve done their part.  In fact, one of the employees here told me of several they help out with food.  We should all strive to follow their example and be better citizens.  We should all look to each other, not just the government for help and support.  Do something for someone today, whether you know them or not, and feel what it means to be generous.

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Ronald Reagan

“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Ronald Reagan

“Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem.”
Ronald Reagan

 

 

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Time For Another Walk Vinny

  1. I really enjoyed this – the pretty and the hard. I agree with every word you say about REALLY tangibly helping others. Chucking money and thinking ‘job done’ doesn’t cut it …. Actions, solid deeds and continual help are what make a difference. And Stephen King’s a jerk …. 😂😂😂😂😂 made my day!

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  2. I liked this whole post. I am from Nebraska so I get the children of the corn reference. Stephen King really played havoc on the geography in that. Some of the towns on the road signs are nowhere near that close together. Laughed at your jerk comment. I read lots of his books, but have not read one since he pissed me off with the ending to the Dark Tower series.
    I think it is better help the individual yourself, throwing money at charities you never know how much of it actually makes it to help the person that really needs it. I don’t won’t it to all go to the CEO or administrators.
    I really liked every one of your Ronald Reagan quotes. They are so right on today.

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  3. Thank you for your taking the time to speak for the homeless.I have worked for 3 homeless shelters and volunteered at many more over the years. It makes me really sad to know that there are still people who are not aware of the huge homeless population that exists in our country today. Posts such as this written by people such as yourself really help to bring the reality of the homeless crisis in America into focus. Thank you! (As usual,my friend…you have written about something that is very meaningful to me…) Hi Vinny!!! 4 Paws Up (from Ziggy!)

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