This morning with breakfast, we watched the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath" based on the book by the great author, John Steinbeck. It does us a lot of good to watch this movie. Gives a sense of perspective to the wonderful life we are living.
The Joad family in the story and the TiogaRV Team have a lot in common. We are both living on-the-road. And we went on-the-road for the same reason as the Joads. Economic. We could not live off the road back in 2003 because there was not enough money.
But we on The Team have it so much better than the Joads. We have MsTioga with a shower, kitchen, toilet, full kitchen and bed. The Joads piled a dozen of the family in an old truck stacked high with everything they owned and took off to find their destiny in California. We on The Team have all the food we could ever want. The Joads sometimes go hungry.
At the end of the story they find themselves in California. Grandpa and Grandma Joad died along the road. Tom Joad took off to avoid arrest. Rosasharon's husband ran away after becoming disillusioned. But Ma Joad still has faith. In the movie's last scene Ma Joad tells her husband, Pa Joad:
I ain't never gonna be scared no more. I was, though. For a while it looked as though we was beat. Good and beat. Looked like we didn't have nobody in the whole wide world but enemies. Like nobody was friendly no more. Made me feel kinda bad and scared too, like we was lost and nobody cared.
Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids ain't no good and they die out, but we keep on coming. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out, they can't lick us. We'll go on forever, Pa, cos we're the people.
11AM - Accident report
We wanted you to know that my head wound from the fall of a couple of days ago is fine and dandy. No problems at all. No pain. No bleeding. No swelling. No memory loss. In fact, no nothing except a healing scab.
I really got off lucky.
Location: El Chaco RV Park
Elevation: 15 meters