Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 1936

Cold but plesant
10 [degrees] below zero this eve-
paths blowed full-
shovelled them all out. time 2 hours to do it-
Done all the chores-
I went over to the Brick house to get Chas. to shovell out drive way so coal truck* can deliver coal-
Mother has been rather difficult today-
Iliff called this eve-

A coal truck c. 1936. (from Old Cars Weekly)*


*During the Great Depression many homes were still heated with coal. This was changing. Soon oil would take over. A coal delivery truck like the one above is what Irene & Chas. would be shoveling the driveway for. (image from Old Cars Weekly posted Jan. 3, 2012)


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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.