When times were tough, the lessons learned from childhood to adulthood made you appreciate what life had to offer even in the smallest of ways. Most important, the resilience and endurance of the family bond along with the legacy of the simple but wonderful and delightfully curious by-gone days. Dirt Roads and Bare Toes embraces a collection of heartfelt stories that have been stored in my memories for over seventy years, along with some contributed from my brothers and sisters as well. Follow along the journey of the strains and struggles while growing up, children of sharecroppers, in Nash County, North Carolina. From the first word to the last, I hope these stories take you back to a simpler era and make you long for more.