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Life on Chautauqua Road

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Like the old Brooks and Dunn song, I, too, had my own “Red Dirt Road” growing up in Ruston. I was not old enough to have “wrecked my first car” or “drunk my first beer” on Chautauqua Road, before it was paved, but I can remember when it was red dirt.

I have lived on Chautauqua for 53 of my 64 years on this earth. Sometimes as I walk to my mailbox I wonder if I could find traces of years past, if the asphalt were peeled back.

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