Dear Sun Spots: I have heard the song “Three Wooden Crosses” sung by Randy Travis. Could you please write the words down in your Sun Spots column? I know some of the words but would like to know more. I will keep reading Sun Spots. It’s been very helpful to many. – E.B. Garey, Peru.

Answer:
Sun Spots has learned that the “Three Wooden Crosses” is a religious song about death and redemption. And, according to an article in the Dallas Morning News and posted online at www.roundupnews.com it’s also Travis’ biggest country hit in five years. “Crosses,” which artfully tells the tale of a fateful bus trip for a teacher, a farmer, a hooker and a preacher, sits at No. 16 on the Billboard’s country singles chart. Travis’ committment to the Gospel began once he straightened out his life after drinking, doing drugs and totaling four cars and two motorcycles during his teens. These days the gospel songs he sings serve as divine inspiration for him as well as for others. Sun Spots located the following words online at www.sing365.com:

A Farmer And A Teacher, A Hooker And A Preacher

Ridin’ On A Midnight Bus, Bound For Mexico

One Was Headed For Vacation, One For Higher Education

And Two Of Them Were Searchin’ For Lost Souls

That Driver Never Ever Saw The Stop Sign

And Eighteen Wheelers Can’t Stop On A Dime

Chorus: There Are Three Wooden Crosses On The Right Side Of The Highway.

Why There’s Not Four Of Them, Heaven Only Knows

I Guess It’s, Not What You Take, When You Leave This World Behind You

It’s What You Leave Behind You When You Go

That Farmer Left A Harvest, A Home and Eighty Acres

The Faith And Love For Growin’ Things, In His Young Son’s Heart

And That Teacher Left Her Wisdom, In The Minds Of Lots Of Children

And Did Her Best, To Give Them All A Better Start,

And That Preacher Whispered Can’t You See The Promised Land

As He Laid His Blood Stained Bible In That Hooker’s Hand

Chorus: There Are, Three Wooden Crosses On The Right Side Of The Highway

Why There’s Not Four Of Them, Heaven Only Knows

I Guess It’s, Not What You Take, When You Leave This World Behind You

It’s What You Leave Behind You When You Go

That’s A Story That Our Preacher Told Last Sunday

As He Held That Blood Stained Bible Up, For All Of Us To See

He Said, “Bless The Farmer, And The Teacher, And The Preacher

Who Gave This Bible To My Mama, Who Read It To Me”

Chorus: There Are, Three Wooden Crosses On The Right Side Of The Highway

Why There’s Not Four Of Them, Now I Guess We Know

It’s Not What You Take, When You Leave This World Behind You

It’s What You Leave Behind You When You Go

There Are Three Wooden Crosses On The Right Side Of The Highway

Dear Sun Spots: Regarding ants (G.M. of Turner’s inquiry featured in the May 26 column): I am not bothered with ants now, probably because I don’t do much cooking with sugar and we don’t use many sweets. But, years back when the ants started to come, I put a jar with sugar and water under my back porch. They found the sweets so didn’t come into the house. This might work for others. – Natalie Bryant, Jay.

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