Exits 47 to 74 on the Journey of Life

Life is a journey; you all know I have said that many times.

In the process we have discussed rest areas, road crossings, congested areas and many deviations where we have to sit down and think about the roads ahead.

In just recent times I wrote about age 40 and what that means; today I want to stop just briefly at Exit number 47. You will recall from my Post about 40 that I described the period from 40 to 55 as the most beautiful in human life.

Well, age 47 has two unique points that you don’t find in any other year. You have been well on the adult road section now; there may be young ones of 15 to 21 calling you Dad or Mom but oh blessed you are if you still have your Dad and Mom. They would probably be over 70 now and if you are extremely fortunate they may be 74 in your 47th year.

Our dad crossed the river in the year I turned 27 and I have missed him more in recent times than ever before. I remember that we found love rather late and had but a few years to make the most of it before he was called away.

Now I am almost there; just one more week from today. The unique thing about 47 is that you can turn the two figures around and presto; you have 74. That’s my marker; to make 74 and when I get there I shall exit the highway and make my way down to the river.

Rivers have been my great joy in life. Never been one for the oceans or the skies I did enjoy life in the high mountains. There is nothing more beautiful in nature than a gushing clean clear mountain stream tumbling down to the valley below from where it will eventually find its own way to the seas.

I have chosen exit 74 to leave the highway and the Interstates. Of course, being healthy except for the eye I could come up from the river and visit the cities again but I won’t. That’s now for the young ones of 17 and 18, and the poor 37 year olds who must make a living in that jungle.

From next week Sunday August 3rd in the year 2014 of our Lord I will hug the riverside until I find a good crossing to take me to Dad and my two brothers. I know they are missing me and will be waiting there for me. I loved them so much and still do; it will be a joy never having to leave each other again.

I shall be hugging the riverside from now on and wait for my call from the other side. Bless you all.


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22 Responses to “Exits 47 to 74 on the Journey of Life”

  1. JP Says:

    Umm, Sir Ike, not long ago I sent an email. Hope you received it..

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      I do remember JP. Thanks for dropping by. It’s winter out here now and bitterly cold. I would have loved to be out your way now. Are the dogwoods good around your place?

      • JP Says:

        Yes, yes indeed they are, Sir Ike. And so are all the things that still make one sneeze enough, that other persons that may be around me, wish they were NOT. 🙂

      • Ike Jakson Says:


        Thanks for the personal note and another visit to mu remaining efforts in the Blog. How I remember the old days when I was just a visitor to your old El Campeador site. I talked the hind leg off a donkey in there.

        Gird your loins; you only have just less than 30 more months of the Bama. I sure hope the Good Lord let me see the back of him before I go.

        Ike Jakson

      • JP Says:

        Umm Ike, what did you wind up doing with that donkey leg?


      • Ike Jakson Says:


        About a year ago I would have enjoyed stuffing it down Nelson Mandela’s throat but then the old fraud kicked the bucket; right now I feel like rolling some barbed wire around it and stuff it up the present incumbent’s ass.

      • JP Says:

        Know what you mean Ike. As you know, we have that type of “incumbent”, too.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Life can be funny JP. It was in our News just yesterday that the two incumbents will be meeting on your side Monday to Wed next week. Get enough barbed wire and do them both. Our one [Fatso, the fat one] is sometimes called Showerhead; you should try and get a picture of the two smiling anuses. Send me a copy, please.

  2. Gregoryno6 Says:

    Ike, I don’t see you waving goodbye to the Zero if you’ve already crossed the river. Are you planning to watch on Afterlife TV?

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Naw Greg, I am still this side; just hugging the river because it is so nice; we had a very close family life [ups and downs, poorest of the poor old folks] but deep happiness. No, I don’t watch television at all; people who know me often ask me why I don’t and I always reply that I don’t want a television set on my premises.

      As for the afterlife, yes I do believe that we must prepare for it but I don’t question how others do it. It is to me a precious but private matter and I am very happy that my father would have approved of the life that I live right now.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Sorry folks, Lady BD and Greg, and Neo, for dropping by. I miss you folks but I am not worth much right now.

      • bydesign001 Says:

        Sir Ike,

        Know that even on a day when you’re feeling below the weather (mentally or physically) that you are worth so much to us, now and always.

        We all have those days but I must that as often as my laptop makes me nuts, I am thankful to it because I can reach out to so many.

        Without my laptop and the internet, Sir Ike, JP, Neo, I would have never made the acquaintance of such esteemed gentlemen and friends. For that I am thankful.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Thank you Lady BD

        We have discussed so many things over the past few years while our countries have changed around us. I am not longing for the old days; things are often better than today. We have to make progress; we have to work at it all the time.

        But so much is not really progress; we are slipping into lawlessness in our country; racial tension as at a new high and the gap between rich and poor have widened. A new rich class that numbers probably 1% of 1% of the entire population has sprung up on these obscene salaries they are taking for themselves; in South Africa it is no longer the entrepreneurs who are creating jobs that are earning high returns for efforts of design and compensate them for the risks involved; no, we are now a country of obscenely rich bureaucrats while the poor are getting poorer.

        But then we are getting older and old memories flooded through me when I did this Post. There is so much good in the World still. You are one of the best. Bear with me. I am in a quandary about Blogging and have to conserve my eyesight as much as I can.

  3. bydesign001 Says:

    Good evening Sir Ike or maybe morning in your parts. Every morning that we rise is a gift from God and for which I am thankful that I can correspond with you.

    I pray that all is well with you Sir Ike and ask God to give my friend strength.

    We, too, on these shores are counting down the final 30 or so months until the doorknob to the White House hits the Obamas in the rear. It is going to be a long road ahead to walk back the damage done by this despot the past 6 years.

    I doubt very much that there has ever been a time in the history of the United States when Americans have been so overwhelmed with evil.

    You have stood strong with us, Sir Ike, and I too pray that the Good Lord allows you to see the departure of a traitor from the White House. What a joyful moment that would be, you think?

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Lady BD

      You are a blessing. Yes, I am OK except for the eye. I was just flooded with memories of old glory when I grabbed the keyboard for this Post. Life has been good to me; so many others have had pains but I have no physical discomfort [except the eye and that is not an illness] so I am grateful…

      I am looking forward to Old America with you.

  4. bydesign001 Says:

    You know me well, Sir Ike. I long so for Old America. I regret terribly that my grandchildren know nothing of the liberties lost. I resent the fact that my grandson and granddaughter cannot ride their bikes along the sidewalks of Brooklyn like I did as a little girl.

    I’m afraid Sir Ike that Americans are up to their necks in government regulations. You can’t do this and you can’t do that. Children can’t eat this and they can’t eat that without big government labeling mom and dad bad parents. That is no way for a child to grow up.

    Yes the memories can take a person great distances. Relish those moments Sir Ike and pass them on to your loved ones so that they may pass it on to theirs.

  5. JP Says:

    Hey Ike, looks like you have to teach some folks how to take care of animals AND how to drive over there. Stomp your feet on them.. 😉


    • Ike Jakson Says:


      It doesn’t surprise anyone here; most of the people driving on our roads should not be allowed in a vehicle. Killing an animal isn’t even news here. We have a complete breakdown of all law and order in our country.

      • JP Says:

        Well good fellow, as you no doubt have been viewing/reading, this nation is fast approaching that same point and in many viewpoints, we are already there.

        It is quite possible, that the gentleman that designed the present U.S. flag, Bob Heft, is NOT spinning in his grave, but shedding tears as to what we have become.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        The World has changed since we grew up when, JP.

        Have a look at this:


        Watch your News Media for the visit of our incumbent to yours. Get some pictures of the skinny one and fatso the bigamist.

      • JP Says:

        Yikes! And no, just ’cause your name is init..lol

        With our glorious one and his “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone”, his opening of our Southern border, I gotta’ hunch he will pilfer that program. It’s for the kiddies, you know.

      • Ike Jakson Says:

        Ayup JP

        The kind of Article that I passed on is the kind of rubbish we have to read in our Media every day of the week. Can you see how well we handle our United One Country?

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