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Red truck is a dream story that opens new doors for readers. His new red pickup and only daughter graduating high school are emotional peaks for this single father. A joyful experience was the climax of the manís entire life -- his idea of heaven.

Red Truck
Clark Nelson
720 wds

Red Truck

Red truck is a dream story that may open new doors for readers. I am lying on my back, arms at my sides and looking down towards my feet. Darkness surrounds me and I feel confined, yet relaxed. I visualize my bare toes pointing up for a moment, soon realizing they are invisible in the dark. I wonder if I have shoes on.

A thin horizontal white line appears slightly above where my toes are. I see light as if through a lateral crack. The shaft of light grows to the left, then right, as far as I can see. I try to sit up, bending forward to see through the single crack of light. Somehow, I bend down, now on my knees I think. I lower my head until my eye is squarely looking through the crack. The thin crack begins to widen from top to bottom. Night changes to day and this surprises me.

I look all the way through six to eight large pine trees to my house some fifty feet away. We live in an old Florida style cracker house. The clapboard house windows have screens only. They are large cutout rectangles with wooden flaps that lower in case of rain. Our house has a large raised porch with four timbers at the front. The roof covers the house and porch. We have no running water or electricity.

There is only a single room with bare wooden floors. We divide the room into different living areas by hanging sheets or rugs. On hot days, we take them down to let the breeze blow. A living/dining area includes the pot-bellied stove and there are two bedroom areas. I am a single father with only one daughter.

My daughter is my pride and joy. She comes out to stand on the porch. Her long dark hair flows about her shoulders. I think she looks like her mother did years ago. My precious daughter is a woman now. She will soon graduate high school and has made plans to attend the prom. I approve of the young man she is going with. I think he will make a fine husband for, maybe some day. I know his family.

I look over to my right and my sense of accomplishment and pride begins to swell even more. I see my brand new red pickup truck. I spent my entire life savings and bought a new red Ford truck. It has a horse-collar grill in front. I have not been this happy for a long time. I want to show off the truck to the whole town, plus everyone else. I will be driving my daughter and her date to the prom. I never had anything new like that before. I need the truck for work. I raise vegetables and run errands for the folks nearby. I figure my daughter will marry off before long.

This dream ends and I awaken still filled with the manís feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. I do not have a daughter or own any red vehicles. After searching numerous antique trucks for validation, I have concluded the red pickup in the dream was a 1939 Ford. I presume the man lived in the vicinity. A joyful experience was the climax of the manís entire life -- his idea of heaven. I write this message, but the story is not about me. His spirit celebrates one brief moment. Feelings of satisfaction and happiness are emotional locks to his afterlife. This part of him is earthbound. I write for this forgotten man whose name I never knew. I tell his story that in all likelihood ended long before I was born. I write for God, whose final judgment places everyone on equal footing. After all, they are or were, just people like you and I.

Are you a pastor, educator or a student of the Holy Bible? seeks anointed people to review and contribute to the Ages of Adam ministry. Ancient lunar/solar calendars like the Jewish and Mayan calendars provide the background to understanding early time. Ancient calendars of the Holy Bible use differences between the moon and sun, numerical matching and a 364-day calendar year to describe X-number of days that match with X-number of years. Ages of Adam is a free read at

Clark Nelson is webmaster for and author of Ages of Adam and sequel, Holy of Holies. Contact for more information. © Copyright 2006 Clark Nelson and All Rights Reserved. Ref. Stock Photo of 1939 Red Ford Pickup Truck Authorís Note: This is a protected image, please respect the ownerís copyright

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Clark Nelson is webmaster for and author of Ages of Adam and sequel, Holy of Holies. Copyright 2006 Clark Nelson and All Rights Reserved.

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I am unsure if opinion is the correct category for Red Truck. Can you suggest a better one?

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