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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of the World or Left Behind?

I guess you've all heard the news. The world is going to end, soon. The rapture will be some time late this afternoon. At least that's what the billboards say, right? I figured I better go ahead and post this. Has Harold Camping lost his mind? He is the 89-year-old founder of Family Radio. This is not the first time he has predicted the end of the world. He predicted the world was ending back in 1994. Of course, it didn't. Mr. Camping said that he just made a mistake in addition, and that this is the real date. I decided maybe I should do a blog now, just in case he got it right. The Bible says that not even Jesus knows the last day's date. Let's listen to Terri Hendrix and her take on spirituality....

                                            My buddy Lloyd on guitar

I got a lot done today, house-wise. I really am getting down to the nitty-gritty. The little town I live in has put out one of those huge construction dumpsters for spring cleanup. It's open to all residents, and believe me, I'm gonna put it to good use. I actually took one big load, today. I just have to keep reminding myself that all this downsizing, and getting ready to move out on the road, is a process. It took me 24 years to accumulate all this junk, and I think I'm doing a pretty good job whittling it down. I do have my mind made up, so it's just a matter of time until I get there. Then it will be time to put on my traveling shoes. Check this out...

By now, I think my loyal readers know that Billy Joe Shaver is one of my all-time heroes. He does his take on spirituality in this video. I got admit, it's pretty close to the way I believe. You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but there are four preachers in my family. Believe it or not, I was always a little different. In Sunday school I asked 'em questions that I wasn't given the answers to. Like....where did Mrs. Cane come from? I still have a lot of questions about the Bible. In my late 20s, I lived with the Crow Indians. It was almost like Jeremiah Johnson, come true. Those really were the good old days, but those Indians sure thought different from anyone I have ever met.

My first time on the reservation, I was taken over to the Chief's house for an introduction and lunch. I was a little apprehensive. My Indian partner cautioned me on Indian etiquette. He said when we're offered food, it would be impolite to not eat it all, "no matter what it is". Lunch turned out to be Navy beans, Wonder Bread, and red Kool-Aid. It wasn't bad at all. The Chief got real serious and asked me, "Who is stronger my son, the man or the woman." I knew it had to be a trick question, so I answered "The woman, of course". He said I was very wise to have learned that at such a young age. It's something I'm still learning. Here's Billy Joe with a heartfelt song.

One of the most beautiful
songs i have ever heard

While were on the subject of Billy Joe Shaver, and the Last Days, Please Listen to This One. You remember John Anderson, don't you? ('Just a Swangin"). He's the parishioner that gets up and testifies during Billy Joe's sermon. Sure do love old Billy Joe.

amen brother!

Well, if the world does and tonight and we go to different places, it sure has been good knowing you.


Oh yeah, I forgot...we need to laugh, so read this...and no, I didn't write it.

Cowboy at the Pearly Gates!
A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. 
'Have you ever done anything of particular merit?'  St. Peter asked.  
'Well, I can think of one thing,' the cowboy offered. 

'On a trip to the Black Hills out in  South Dakota , I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen.  So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground.  I yelled, 'Now, back off or I'll kick the shit out of all of you!'
St. Peter was impressed, 'When did this happen?'

'Couple of minutes ago.'


  1. I'm so glad I discovered your blog! I get to hear all kinds of tunes that I might not of heard in years or haven't heard at all. great stuff and I appreciate you taking the time to post them.

    I'm sorely disappointed that I didn't get Rapture any left overs, that means I won't be sharing :(

    Lovin' the humor, too!
    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

    Thanks for the RoTi link! I'll spend hours looking, reading and drooling. I kind of feel, like everything made recently, they're probably disposable. Now if one of those manufacturers would like me to prove them wrong,I'd be happy to do it at their expense.

  2. Cool signature. I drool on that site, too.

  3. Monday afternoon and I can tell you working on your blog. IMHO, the front page background and text suck!! Not enough contrast to make it readable. Least I know what you doing today. :-)

  4. Great post. I wonder if Mr. Camping's folly hasn't had unintended consequences, that being introspection. I am reading a lot of stories by scoffers, who actually did a bit of thinking along about 5:30 PM.

    Wish I had checked your blog sooner. It's really good.