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Lemhi, Idaho   2 comments

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16 December 2015

It is great how the Lord orders our steps.  Last night I camped out on the east side of Salmon, Idaho.  It got down to 20 degrees F, but I stayed warm.  As I walked southeast out of Salmon, it started snowing.  There was more snow on the ground in Salmon than in Hamilton, Montana.

I got a ride with a guy who said that he was going all the way to Leadore.  Just beyond Lemhi, he changed his mind and let me off near this cattle ranch.  He turned his pickup around and drove back to his house.  Lemni is eighteen miles from Leadore.

I began walking towards Leadore and then I decided to walk back to the store at Lemhi and put on my long underwear because I was getting cold.  I walked into the store and met Bob, the postmaster, and he said that I could put on my long underwear in the back room.

A few minutes later, I met June who owned the store.  We had a great talk about hitchhiking and the will of God.  She was very interested in my two books.

I asked June if she knew a lady that lived in Salmon; her name was Lucille.  Lucille picked me up hitchhiking between Stanley and Challis, Idaho back in 2007.  We later had a prayer meeting and then I headed up into Montana.  In 2010, I saw Lucille again at the Four Square Church in Salmon and she remembered me.

I told June that I had a chapter in my second book entitled “Lucille” and that I would love to have Lucille read that chapter someday.  June said that she would try to look up Lucille and give her a photocopy of that chapter for her to read (it is also posted on my blog The Road).

I later learned in our conversation that I had met Bob a couple of years before.  I was staying with a family south of Salmon and Bob’s family invited the other family and myself over for supper.

I am writing this post at a gas station here in Sugar City, Idaho.  The lady that works here at the gas station told me that she and her ex-husband gave me a ride from St. Anthony to Ashton a couple of years ago.  She said that they told me that I had to ride in the back of the pickup because the cab was too crowded (she felt bad that I had to ride in the back of the pickup).  I told her that I have ridden in the back of all kinds of pickups over the years and that I appreciated the ride.

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Photo by June McKinney

Posted December 17, 2015 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Lucille   5 comments

Salmon, Idaho

Dreams from the LORD 2007-2010
16 July 2007

I hitchhiked from North Fork, Idaho to Missoula, Montana today. It is very hot right now–around 96 degrees F–so I thought I would sit down at a picnic table under a shade tree and do some writing.

Yesterday I was walking somewhere between Yankee Fork and Clayton, Idaho on U.S. 93 when this lady pulled over to pick me up. Her name was Lucille and she was 81 years old–and she was an on-fire, Holy Ghost Christian. We had a great talk all the way to Salmon where she stopped to visit a friend of hers, Dorothy, who is also a Christian.

Dorothy had been suffering from macular degeneration in her eyes, her ears weren’t 100 per cent and she had arthritis in her hands. Other than that, Dorothy looked pretty healthy for a woman of 84. She definitely was anointed with the Holy Ghost and had a very strong faith in the Lord.

Lucille and I had Dorothy sit in a chair in the living room and we began to pray for her. I laid my hands on her head and began praying loudly in tongues. I then laid my hands on her ears. I could feel virtue go through my hands. Dorothy definitely had a healing touch from the Lord. It was a powerful time.

After the prayer meeting, Dorothy tried to stand up, but she wobbled around a bit. I asked her if she was dizzy. Dorothy said, no, that she was drunk in the Spirit.

Dorothy and Lucille took me out to eat at Brewster’s Restaurant in Salmon and then I hit the road. I hitchhiked to North Fork and then walked a few miles, jumped over a fence and slept in someone’s pasture that night. I found an old piece of plywood lying around in the grass, unrolled my sleeping bag on top of it and slept pretty good last night.

I am at the Missoula Memorial Rose Garden; they have a World War II, Korea and Vietnam War memorial here. I’ll probably walk to I-90 and then head east. It is really hot here [it later got up to 102 degrees F]; I’m feeling a bit dizzy.

A little bit more about Lucille. She said that she was first married in 1942. Her first husband was in World War II and was a waist gunner in a B-17 bomber. He flew in 50 missions over Europe. On his 50th mission, he got shot down over France and was captured by German SS troops and spent two years as a P.O.W. He said the flak was really bad: the tail section of the B-17 got blown off; half the crew was killed. The pilot, the co-pilot, another guy and he were able to bail out of the plane. The French Underground tried to help them, but they were eventually captured. One guy did manage to escape and made it back to England and then to the United States.

I guess Lucille’s husband was tortured while he was a P.O.W. When he came home after the war, he suffered greatly from battle fatigue: she would be sleeping in bed and he would start hitting her because he would be having a bad dream or a flashback. After ten years of physical abuse, Lucille got divorced from her husband. In 1945, World War II ended–but not for some people.

Lucille later got remarried and got gloriously saved at the age of 47. Now she joyfully serves the Lord and does His will. She even picked up a hitchhiker on a highway in Idaho and I am very grateful that she did. Lucille is a gift from God.

The First Time I Rode a Freight Train & other hitchhiking stories

Posted July 3, 2012 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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