The Waltons Had It Right

This is a Patriots Journey post.

I was standing in the yard this afternoon, just kind of taking everything in and looking to see what needed to be done next, when I realized how good we have it living out in the country.

The neighbors can throw a loud all night party in the middle of the week, but I don’t have to get upset because I can’t hear it.

I generally try to keep the yard looking nice, but if I get busy and the grass gets a little long, I don’t have to worry about getting a ticket from code enforcement.

Clothing is optional. I’m not saying that I run around naked, just that I could as long as I don’t walk up to the mailbox that way.

The view.

You get a lot less door bell ringing by purveyors of goods or religions.

I can urinate or shoot off of either porch.

Parking is never a problem.

I am the homeowners association.

In fall the leaves take care of themselves.

Animal control is a .22 rifle or pistol.

Dead tree limbs don’t go to the landfill, they go on the burn pile.

No matter how loud your car stereo is, I can’t hear it in my house.

The only light that shines in our windows at night is from the moon.




2 Responses to The Waltons Had It Right

  1. John C says:

    I always wanted to build a house in the middle of a hundred acres of trees. Nobody needed to know I was there, and there would not be much to bother me. I wish I could do it, but the rest of the family wouldn’t have it, I’m sure.

  2. shortbus1836 says:

    My wife isn’t too crazy about the rattlers and skunks, but she enjoys not having any noisy neighbors.

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