Why the title?

"Pioneers take the arrows"

Oh, wait. I should be upbeat and taking arrows doesn't sound like an upbeat thing to say.

So, let me amend that statement.

It was courage and vision that led the pioneers to leave behind a comfortable, settled life and trek West to begin a new life in a new place. Many of those from the East that went West found a strength within themselves that they didn't see while they were in their old life. Instead of being one of those that just kind of went along with the others in the old life, they became leaders and visionaries in their new lives.

The sentiments of that last paragraph come from a favorite author, Louis L'Amour, in many of his books. So, I can't really say that it is an original thought from me. However, what he said is truthful.

Welcome to being a pioneer. Look ahead and ignore the "barking dogs" that give you negative opinions and comments. Louis L'Amour also spoke of the barking dogs.

In some of his stories, it was usually a father or older man telling a young boy how it was that when the Westward bound Conestoga wagons rolled through towns, the dogs came out to bark at them. His character then told the young listener that the barking didn't stop the wagons from going on to their destinations.

Following the advice of the Louis L'Amour characters, may we all forge ahead with our plans, after carefully considering all consequences and leave the "barkers" behind.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Mystery in the RV World

Alas, I had such hopes that my blog was somewhat interesting. I’ve had someone named I.M. Vayne commenting on some of my posts. While his writing was different, I wrote it off as someone who was really disguising his intelligence.

Then today, someone posted a thread on RV Dreams about this website that was funny and that we readers of Howard and Linda’s forums should be checking out this “parody” of the RV Dreams website. So, I go to check it out and who do I find….I.M. Vayne writing his blog just about the way he comments on my blog.

Once I got home this evening, I sat down to read through his blog to see if I could discover anything from it. What I have found is a mystery as to who I.M. Vayne really is, with one person even commenting on I.M.’s blog that Linda and Howard should fess up. I’m not so sure that it is Howard and Linda.

Could it be the person who first brought it to the attention of the RV Dreams community? Evidently, I.M. has been posting on RV Dreams participant’s blogs, thus leading them to investigate as to what I.M. is going to write next.

As for me, it has now become a challenge to see if I can decipher enough from I.M.’s writings to put some kind of image in my mind as to who he is. While there are ways to follow to one’s IP addresses, I don’t want to follow that path. I’d rather see if something that he writes will trip up his identity. Or, is it a her???

For those interested, here is the link to his website:


Now, don’t get me wrong. I really do appreciate I.M. commenting on my blog. Only now I will have to look at each comment differently and try to decide whether his/her comment is genuine, or whether he/she is leading me down the primrose path.

By the way, the RV Dreamers site is funny, even if it could be considered just a wee bit risqué in places. So, I.M., allow me to offer you my sincere thanks for your comments to my blog and for the giggles I got on your website. It never hurts to have some of the more serious forum participants to be tweaked just a bit, even if it is I.

I’m not sure, but I think this is a picture of I.M.’s RV engine.

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1 comment:

  1. What are a promisary path? If'n it are lined with them things that mite be true, but ain't then I.M. not a gonna be gonin' their. But if it are place to make a feller smile, I.M. all fer it.

    Theirs lots a good folks in this world, some is them dreams folks and some ain't. I.M. a lookin', a commenteryin', and a enjoyin' all of them weather they dream or not. Ya gots a write good blog and ya says what ya believe. I.M. likin' that.

    Yer devotioned reeder, I.M. who are unhesitately helpin' the unfortunately unknowledgeable unwittingly understand the unintentionally unknowable.
    Me and Nilda's blog


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