Learning From Our Elders

@UncleJoe (10622)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
August 8, 2016 6:48pm CST
Luther was a great teacher. Not only did he show me all the ropes to driving tractor-trailer across country, he also knew a lot about life. Much older than I, he could read people quite well. Luther often knew what folks would do before they knew themselves. One bright sunny noon we pulled off the road where a nice picnic table set under a big shady oak. When I opened my door and headed for it, Luther said, “Naw, Joe! That is too dangerous let’s eat our lunch in the road!” Of course that made no sense at all but I had learned to trust the old man’s instincts. I’m glad I did. We had no sooner settled on the center line and begun to nibble our sandwiches when it happened. A big Impala came charging around the curve so fast that it had to swerve to miss us. It smashed right into the tree, demolishing the picnic table in the process. “See there!” Luther assured me, “If we had set at that table we would be a couple of dead fools right now!”
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Aug 16
There are people I have known that are like that they have premonitions and they are always right too
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@UncleJoe (10622)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Aug 16
Yeah! I wonder how he knew they were going to swerve?
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Aug 16
@UncleJoe thats what I always'wondered.
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@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
9 Aug 16
It sounds to me like precognition and well as wisdom.It is good that you paid attention to him.
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@UncleJoe (10622)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Aug 16
You're kidding, right?
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Aug 16
Luther still around? He have any idea what powerball numbers I should pick? lol
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@Platespinner (17047)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Aug 16
Cough, cough, choke, splutter!
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