Pull Out

   The Salesperson helps me shut the gate. The Gardening  Package rattles around in the bed as I pull out.
   I try to think which route HM would takeon his way to the Old Horse Farmer’s. There were numerous routes through the township. The roads on thisa side of the Creek were laid out in more of a block pattern, unlike the ones on the Burdock Center side which were purported by local legend to have been laid out by the Weenerman’s ancestors with help from mine, shortly after the first flatrock had been laid in the bottom of the Historic Ford.
   The legend goes that each end of the surveying party kept forgetting to bring the same length of rope to the survey and so the first primordial roads got staked out in a somewhat hap-hazard pattern.
   The other version runs that the survey used the ‘That’s Good!’ method of survey. The survey party didn’t even bother to bring a rope to work, but one end would just walk along the path of least resistance until nearly out of sight of the first party who had remained stationary. At that point, the stationary party would yell out, "That’s Good!!’ And that was where the matching stake was placed.
    In those early days before Clover County had been officially formed, the ‘That’s Good!’ method worked as well as any other, and made it inot the official tract-records.
   And that side of the Township was somewhat irregular anyhow. And so the first official survey of WeenerMan Township survived, although it did result in somethng of a jumbled layout of the Township roads on that side of the Too Much Creek.

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Work on the Work In Progress, MyDay in HicksTown. A light-hearted look at life in the fictional town of HicksTown in WeenerMan Township.
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