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[American Story] 【整理】SENEWS-2008-0223-FEATURE On The Road (2)

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and i try to do it well..."I asked him,which bought him more satisfaction."Being a professor or being a cleanning man."He smiled and said,"It is not fair to ask me a question like that."I think i would have to say that every age in live has it's own rewards."I am still looking ahead."The 85-year-old man said."I do not want to die,there is too much fun in the world and a lot of good books,a lot of them.And good books to read,and fish to catch and pretty women to look at.and good men to know.Why?Life is a joy." Charles Charod also visted pilot town Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river.All the houses there are built on the thick wooden legs.So they will not be rushed away when the river floods.The community can be reached only by boat or seaplane.That is where he met Andy Spire.Andy Spire was a hunter and fisherman.He read books written in the Greek language.And for 10 years he was the only teacher in a one room school.Why did he stayed in such a lonely place?Well,he said,"They have trouble getting teachers to live here.Somebody has to teach the children." As they continuing driving across the UN looking for interesting stories.The on the road team found a green mill on a little river in a state of Maryland.The man who operated the mill was Captain Frank Langrel.He was 81 years old.The Winchester mill ground corn for settlers in 1681,100 years later,it ground corn for the army of General George Washington.During America'war for indenpendence from Britain.And it was still grounding corn almost 200 years after that.It must have been the oldest continually operated business in the country.Yet.the mild did not interested me as much as the millor.He had been working beside his mill stone for 65 years.Was he tired of the job?"Yes."Frank Langrel said,"Yes,there really is no profit in it anymore.But these farmers depend on me,you see.There is no other place around here to ground their corn." In professor John Franklin Smith,teacher,and the spirer,and millor Frank Langrel,I saw American of a sault I have not known before.They were linked to the places where they lived.And they worked not so much for themselves.
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