Page 6 - California to Cape Breton, 1917
ISSUE : Issue 51
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1
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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