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Reflections Of My Light …

Cats’ Eyes.   Back in the old days, in addition to white painted strips on roads to demarcate traffic lanes, there were also embedded into the road surfaces a type of reflective device called Cats’ Eyes.

Each had a metal casing, in which sat a depressible body that had two “eye” reflectors facing front and back.   These would shine brightly against the headlights of oncoming vehicles at night.   In places where a driver was not familiar with the road or highway on a dark night, these little strings of bright lights were a real blessing to moving ahead safely.

If a vehicle ran over any one of these, there would be a muffled “thum-thum” sound, corresponding to the instances when the front and rear wheels, respectively hit the Cats’ Eyes.  No meowing sound, of course.