Flames, Trains and Home Mobiles

This is Deputy Digby Pancake. We continue with our Tales Of Wild Bill series this week to remember Boy Person’s father. We hope you enjoy!

One day, when Boy Person was smaller than large, his family was tasked with moving a mobile home a long distance. This wasn’t just any mobile home. This was their new home.

This task was no big deal to Wild Bill. You see, he moved mobile homes for a living, as they say. At least, that’s how he made money this particular month.

Plus, he had something to assist him with the move. A nifty toter.

The toter may not have been the most reliable. It may have not been the most comfortable to ride in. But Boy Person had no trouble going to sleep…until something woke him up in a not so gentle way. The toter had stopped. The toter had given up. Right. On. The railroad tracks. Also. There was a fire.

Wild Bill sprung into action without even saying a word. The toter was on fire, and still had their new home on wheels attached. And it all was sitting on the tracks.

Wild Bill grabbed a fire extinguisher, probably shocked he had one. He first put out the fire, and Boy Person at this point was standing on the railroad tracks. And then they all heard it. They heard that train a comin. Coming round the bend.

Now. Most people would abandon, abandon, abandon the situation. They would scream and run off. They would yell to everyone to move away from the tracks. To get away. To call someone. But Wild Bill had another idea. This was their house stuck on this toter on the railroad tracks. No train was gonna swallow it up.

With no words, Wild Bill popped not one hood, but two on that toter. It had two hoods for twice the problems. The whistle on the train was blowing. It was getting closer. No one was saying anything, and with a few twists and turns of his wrench, he did something and shut not one hood but two. He got in the toter and just in time, he got their house on wheels across those tracks. Their house was safe. Oh. And they were too.

Wild Bill didn’t panic in situations such as this. No. He figured he should at least try and there was always that chance it would work out. You see, life wasn’t ever easy for Wild Bill. And he had to figure out alternatives to problems. He had to take chances. As they drove away in their toter, no words were spoken. Just a laugh. And really, that made it all ok. If the worse was going to happen, it would. But he could try. And he always did.

Boy Person may not have cared for trains after this. But lessons on the road were always presented to him, whether he wanted to learn them or not. Trials in life are like getting stuck on the tracks. We may think there is no hope. But can’t we at least try like Wild Bill?

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All Aboard To A Good Night’s Sleep

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  If there is one thing I know about besides pancakes, well, it is sleep.


If there is one thing that this area of Virginia knows, it is trains.


And cats. And a cat named Chessie who really likes to sleep like me.

There is always something when you are traveling that you didn’t expect to find.  It was kind of like that in Clifton Forge, Virginia this weekend when the persons took a break from driving to see what was around.


Sheriff Brickle and I needed a nap because we were really tired from hiking and driving so much.  That’s when the persons found the trains.


And a cat named Chessie. They couldn’t wait to get home to tell us all about Chessie.


Well, you know that Brickle likes cats.  And I like cats as much as I like a naked pancake.  I really don’t too much, but will tolerate them.  So I wasn’t too interested about Chessie until I heard how much she liked to sleep in air conditioned train cars.  Girl Person explained that Chessie was a pretty famous cat and that all the children loved her back then.  She said that Chessie had lot of adventures and liked to sleep in the first air conditioned train cars.

I thought to myself that this must have been pretty special back then.  And I thought of how many trips Chessie must have taken!  She got to see lots of things and get loved by many people.  She probably slept so good because her days were spent good.  Yeah, kinda like me.


You know, persons are always waiting for the perfect opportunities to have a good day.  They plan and they plan.  But sometimes, I think it is better to just get on board any day with a good attitude and make it fun.  You can make it an adventure.


Sleep after a good day when you are happy with yourself is a sweet thing, isn’t it? Don’t wait for a rude awakening in life to realize what is important.

I seem to sleep the best after we have had a good day together as a family.  It doesn’t matter if it is a day of adventure riding around the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It doesn’t matter if is a day that we just sat around at the campsite listening to the creek.  Because wherever we go, I choose to buy my ticket to happy.  Which gives me a ride on a peaceful sleep train. And don’t you deserve that too?

img_9164At the end of the day, not only do we go to sleep with ourselves, but we go to sleep with the ones we love.


We wake up with the ones we love. And we spend our days with the ones we love.  Never forget to be good not only to yourself, but those around you.


There is a lot to be said for being a comfort to the world like Chessie, and being comfortable with yourself too.

-Deputy Digby Pancake

Today we are back on the road to a new campsite and a new area to see more of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We have a long travel day.  Can we do it?  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates!

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