Posted by: fringe62 | February 26, 2011

Why Rubies In My Mirror?

I’ve been asked several times what this title means so here’s the explanation.

I was an over-the-road truck driver for about 8 years.  I’ve told many road stories to friends and families over the years and been told many, many times that I should write them down.  I’ve finally decided to do that by way of this blog. 

I’m a night owl so I did most of my driving at night and into the early morning hours.  Placed in the interstate, on the white dotted lines that separate the two lanes are reflectors.  When your headlights hit them at night they reflect white to show you where the divider is between the two lanes in whatever direction you’re traveling.  Most people don’t realize that these same reflectors are red on the back side.  If you happen to get on the interstate going in the wrong direction at night these reflectors will glow red to tell you to stop.

Not too long after I started driving truck I was heading East on an interstate and the sun had just started to rise.  As I crested a hill I happened to glance in my side mirror and the sun caught the red on the back side of those reflectors.  It looked like someone had scattered rubies right down the middle of the highway.  It was beautiful! 

These stories are like those rubies on that highway.  I’m just throwing them out there for anyone that might be interested and hope they bring as much fun and laughter to you that read them as they do to me as I write them.



  1. Beautiful!

  2. Heather, you’re such a great writer! This is so poetic! Keep it up, woman!

    • Thanks Amy,
      I appreciate the comments. Just sorta putting them out there. Glad you like it and much more to come!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s