Grandpa was many things including a builder, a cattleman, and a well thought of man. They snared rabbits for food because shells for the rifle where costly. Poor and primitive as their lives may have been on the prairie with so many children in the house, they made do and were, for the most part, surrounded by neighbors in the same situation. What lacked in funds for this struggling community was made up by bartering and friendships. I like to think, although their live was hard, there were rewards we will never know in our lives. We, of course, can never miss what we didn't have.
Rabbits To see a rabbit in your dream, signifies luck, magical power, and success. You have a positive outlook on life. Alternatively, rabbits symbolize abundance, warmth, fertility and sexual activity. The dream can also be associated with Easter time and your own personal memories of Easter. To see a white rabbit in your dream, symbolizes faithfulness in love. To see rabbits hopping, signifies fertility and that children will bring you much joy. Alternatively, the dream may be analogous to your lack of commitment and how you jump from one thing or another.
Gun To see a gun in your dream, symbolizes aggression, anger, and potential danger. You may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence.
Alternatively, a gun represents the penis and male sexual drive. Thus, the gun may mean power or impotence, depending on whether the gun went off or misfired.
To dream that you are loading a gun, forewarns that you should be careful in not letting your temper get out of control. To dream that a gun fails to fire, indicates that you are feeling powerless in some waking situation.
Perhaps you need to attack your problems from a different approach. Alternatively, a malfunctioning gun represents sexual impotence or fear of impotence. To dream that you shoot someone with a gun, denotes your aggressive feelings and hidden anger toward that particular person.
Swamp To see a swamp in your dream, symbolizes aspects of yourself that are repressed and dark. You may be feeling insecure. The dream may also be a pun on feeling swamped from work, a relationship, or other emotional burden. To dream that you are walking through a swampy area, foretells that you will be find yourself in an adverse situation.
Disappointments in love may also be implied from this symbol. You will suffer much displeasure from unwise conduct of those around you.
On a less negative note, walking through a swamp, denotes that you will experience prosperity and pleasure, but through dangerous and intriguing means.
Railroad To see a railroad in your dream, signifies that you have laid out a set track toward achieving your goals. Your progress will be slow but steady. You are well disciplined and secure in your life.
Alternatively, it indicates that you may be too linear and rigid in your thinking. Sometimes you need to go off track and explore other possibilities.
To see an obstruction on the railroad, denotes the path toward your goals will not be an easy one. It may also indicate that you have lost track of your goals,
To dream that you are walking alongside the railroad tracks, signifies much happiness from your skillful completion of your tasks.
We do know that grandpa had night mares most of his life. When his wife, Julia deceased, one of his concerns what who would wake him from this sweaty frightened state? He slept at parent's house after her death. Although he was downstairs, one could hear him hollering. Daddy woke him often.
The question is, did he have nightmares in his nightmare? And what does that mean? Nightmare To dream that you are having a nightmare, denotes failure in business, disappointments, or decline in health. You may have been indulgent in things and need to cut back on such activities. Allow the mind and body to rest and heal.