August 2021 – Tiptonville, TN – Just when you think things aren’t working out… something like it happens.
Long story short: late departure from Ripley, TN, seedy roads with narrow shoulders and rough strip, missed turn… adding another 20 miles to my route, poor traffic, road construction… and at 4pm I knew I did. wasn’t gonna do Kentucky.
So I left the freeway on a side road, waved to a guy, he waved back to me and I continue.
Then after 10 feet I turn around to go back to talk to the guy to see if he can help me figure out my options.
Options: # 1 is a place to stay and # 2 is food / groceries.
John is an Air Force veteran and is currently in Tennessee to visit his son, JD.
JD calls his wife Elizabeth; he jokes that she is the “mayor” of the street.
Elizabeth watches the homes while their owners are away for the summer and that pretty much tells you what happened next.
Fully furnished, WiFi, hot shower, cable, bed and morning coffee.
Then JD and John came over and took me out for supper and took me to the store to do groceries so I could leave in the morning.
I am currently sitting on the screened porch in the back, listening to the crickets singing and writing postcards.
The kindness of strangers strikes again.
Have I not ordered you? … Be strong and courageous. … Do not be afraid or be afraid, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1: 9
The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer 2021 is raising money this year for music programming for seniors at Cedar Community, a 501c3, so all donations are tax deductible.
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