Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carrying a Torch

Hello Dear Reader,
Grandma (Caroline) Hall had a hard time with the Model “A”. The family made a make-shift garage out of their granary with a little ramp up to it. Sometimes, when the weather was cold, Caroline made herself a torch with a broom handle wrapped with gunnysacks. She dipped it in coal oil, and lit it. She then went to the garage and put the torch under the car to heat up the manifold. It seemed to work because the old car would start right up. Mary said, “It was funny it didn’t burn right up.” Sounds scary to me!
Aunt Genni
PS: I officially launched my web page "The Family Thicket" last night. It is definitely a work in progress but I hope you'll visit. Here's the URL:

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