That was the only tires we could afford when we first started driving. I had real good luck with recaps. As far as I can remember I only had one cap come off. They recap truck tires I know, but they can only be run on the back wheels.
I also used parts from the junk yard. Back then you just went to the junk yard, found a car like yours pulled the part and went up front and paid for it. Now they call one in Charlotte the “YOU PULL IT” junk yard. I don’t do that much anymore, some of the yards charge about a new price and there never is a guarantee with the part. (I always wanted a junk yard!) Jimmy probably didn’t use junk yard parts on the race cars he worked on.
‘Poor folks have poor ways, and plenty of them,’ I have heard. But survivors know how to do just that ‘Survive’. Somebody lately talked about squirrel for supper, and I am getting a little hungry for squirrel. Mama sure made some good gravy with the fried squirrel. I might just have to go buy me a small rifle and hunt while I am out in the woods. I could make a rabbit box and trap a rabbit, now that is an idea. Maybe I will build one tomorrow and show Luke how to trap a rabbit. Looking back, I was doing that at five years old. I even have some old apples to use for bait.
I can’t even remember the last time I saw someone wring a chicken’s neck, or chop off the head. Mama wrung them, Dad chopped them. Course after the chopping that was dad’s limit, mama put them in hot water and plucked them.
That reminds me, Cousin Howard in Las Vegas, said he shot his first turkey this past Thanksgiving. He said, “the other customers who were shopping in the store got very irate.” LOL Cousin Howard ain’t right!
Hope you are having fun preparing for Christmas. I am. Just two weeks and we head for FLORIDA!!!!!!
Thanks for coming this way.
Actual note to God:
I wouldn’t like to come back as some folk either!!!!