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Page 6 - California to Cape Breton, 1917

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1 (279 reads)

Tires. (How many set of tires did you go through?) How many did we figure? Sixteen. (Sixteen sets.) Of tires. (That would be 32 tires, or 64?) .Oh, yes, indeed--64. (Sixteen complete changes of tire.) Every time we changed one, we had to change the others. Because the load was heavy, and the lining would break--whatever you call the inside -would break. You know, we could see the cracks in it. And we started off with Kelly's Springfield. We always hunted for Kelly's Springfield-- they'd give us a better price. We'd come in there and get 4 new tires practically a dollar apiece. Becausej we'd have a hard luck story of what happened, and--they were guaranteed, you know, at that time tires were guaranteed.... (You don't remem? ber the price of your gas a gal? lon, do you, at that time?) Yes. Of course, here, we paid a dollar a gallon here in Nova Scotia. Dol? lar a gallon. (You don't remem? ber what it was along the way then?) And the gasoline'd run about--I couldn't truthfully say that...across the United States. It wasn't too high.... That didn't seem to floor us any. (That wasn't a problem.) No. no. (Did you have any problems with your eat? ing?) Whenever we'd get into camp--we made the plan to get to bed early--to find a camping place early, in the daytime. And then to get up very early--5 o'clock in the morning--and start out early--quite early. Because that way we could find a place to wash clothing, and go to the riv? er, or a stream of water, or the school- house. We always tried to get to the schoolhouse, because they've got water there. And one of the problems was getting water. That was a big problem. And of course, finding a schoolhouse was rather hard on us, because they didn't want us to build fires. So we'd try and eat a meal, a Real Estate & Insurance "If you're thinldng of selling your home, give us a call." Serving Industrial Cape Breton and North Victoria R. Hickey & Co. p. O. Box 96, North Sydney B2A 3M1 Gerald Brennan, Mgr. Residence: 794-4564 "And remember: No sale, no charge." 794-3119 DRAFTEX ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING & DESIGN COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL DESIGN BLUEPRINTING & COPYING URBAN CENTRE 3390 Piummer Avenue New Waterford, N. 8. B1H 1Z1 BILL WHITE Bus.: 862-6111 Res.: 862-7408 STUBBERT'S Convenience Stores Videos * Lottery Tickets * Film * Frozen Foods * Magazines * Snacl
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