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barnburner
02-15-2011, 02:57 AM
As the wagon train once again started on their trek westward, they left behind the grave of a member of
their train.
Despite several warnings from the Wagon Master, Floyd Purcell had refused to comply with
one of the most important rules of the Wagon Train. Finally, he was arrested, then tried and
convicted by a jury of Wagon Train members. With no trees available for hanging, a firing squad was selected
by drawing lots, and Mr. Purcell was executed.
There is a lesson to be learned here.....

Caesar
02-15-2011, 04:53 AM
Amen! I guess he was there all alone. Very neat and well textured image.
Maybe they could have just left him out of the trail without the gun and he would have probably faced the same fate, with some bullets, time and perhaps remorse spared ...:rolleyes::p

Alexandra
02-15-2011, 07:21 AM
Haha too funny Mike-and too scary when you think about what is going on-on our roads today.:eek:;):D

barnburner
02-15-2011, 11:24 AM
Amen! I guess he was there all alone. Very neat and well textured image.
Maybe they could have just left him out of the trail without the gun and he would have probably faced the same fate, with some bullets, time and perhaps remorse spared ...:rolleyes::p

Many thanks Caesar. Much appreciated. :)

barnburner
02-15-2011, 11:25 AM
Haha too funny Mike-and too scary when you think about what is going on-on our roads today.:eek:;):D

Thank you Sandy...Yes, it was kind of a cute idea, but also a reflection of my personal concern with this issue.
I've twice had to leave the roadway to avoid a head on with a texter...:)

screenpainter
02-15-2011, 12:34 PM
I agree. It is too serious a subject for me. To place texting above human life is a sad commentary on a spoiled and narcissistic and even sociopathic generation. Also the older folks do it by drinking and driving. Having had a friend and her 4 year old daughter killed by a drunk driver has definitely changed my outlook for life. And I helped to carry that tiny little coffin. What a waste of a life. Her name was Veronica. The most beautiful little blond haired girl with a life full of promise ahead of her and her mother was such a sweet person.

barnburner
02-15-2011, 01:46 PM
I agree. It is too serious a subject for me. To place texting above human life is a sad commentary on a spoiled and narcissistic and even sociopathic generation. Also the older folks do it by drinking and driving. Having had a friend and her 4 year old daughter killed by a drunk driver has definitely changed my outlook for life. And I helped to carry that tiny little coffin. What a waste of a life. Her name was Veronica. The most beautiful little blond haired girl with a life full of promise ahead of her and her mother was such a sweet person.

What a horrible tragedy... I must admit that in my younger days, I was as guilty as many, at stopping after work, having a few,(or more), then driving home. Luckily, I never had a problem.
Then, one day, probably 13 years ago, I watched Oprah's show, and she had a program of people who had driven under the influence, and killed people. They were all horrific stories, but the one that hit me, was a 16 year old girl. She had driven under the influence, and killed her boyfriend. Listening to her struggle to tell what living with that guilt was like was just heart wrenching. Listening to her tell what it was like to have to face his parents and siblings after she killed him...just ripped my heart into.
I decided right then and there, that never,ever would I again drive after having even a taste of alcohol, and I never will. Human life is too important to have it thrown away because someone is more concerned about their own personal preferences.