Monday, August 27, 2007

A strange thing happened on the way to the junkyard

We were tooling along on Missouri's famous bumpy back roads with a load of heavy metal.  We crossed a nasty little bridge that gave our trailer a huge "bump", and then we heard metal dragging.  As Cliff pulled over, I looked back and saw a huge hunk of metal totally across the oncoming traffic lane.  It didn't occur to me to take pictures until most of the stuff was back on the trailer

The situation could have been disastrous had we been meeting a car at the time; someone could have been injured or killed. 

A man behind us who was taking his wife to work was wonderful, and helped Cliff get everything back on board for the remainder of the trip to the junk yard.

This is why there is a law that junk has to be covered when you haul it.  And it's why we go the back roads to a small town, rather than the big city.





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9 comments:

robinngabster said...

what is all that scrap metal from?  Glad you all are okay!

ggjack7 said...

WOW that's what I call a close call, glad everything turned AOK. gg/Jackie

tendernoggle said...

Now wasbn't that so kind of that man to help!!!
love ya,
carlene

magran42 said...

We've found as we get older, younger people are so willing to help when things like this happen to us.  I wish I could get someone (won't call names) around here interested in selling some of the scrap iron.  By the way copper brings a much high price than the iron.  

geocachelinda66 said...

Up here in NY everything has to be tied down or covered on a trip to the dump!  I'm glad Cliff got some money for his scrap!

deshelestraci said...

Glad it all turned out ok!
Traci

luvmort said...

You see, you lawbreakers, there's a reason why we pass laws in this country so reprobates like yourself don't get hurt!  

randlprysock said...

So glad no one was hurt!
Lisa

mutualaide said...

Glad no one was hurt either by the falling or the lifting!  You scofflaws you!