Thought I would update on the car situation in 1924.
I am doubtful that this is the car…but it might be. In the photo is Aunt Skinnie(Frances) and Far Guys’s Dad Marvin. The photo is taken at the farm. Marvin was born in 1914 so in 1924 he would be ten years old…I am thinking that he looks about 12 here.
Grandpa James X Farm Diaries
11 Wednesday Finished fence cleared some grubed some Carron Peterson here to sell me car. Plowed some
12 Thursday Plowed all day bought car (What kind I wonder?)
13 Friday Plowed Big party on Thresa disced harrowed Maleta here (Tracie would have been 29 years old)
14 Saturday Harrowed planted spuds and cucumbers rainy
15 Sunday Planted spuds in morn To Sunday school picnic at Park Rapids planted some beans in eve
16 Monday Harrowed spuds to Primary election Judge
17 Tuesday Cleaned barn in AM viewed roads in PM ( He was a Township Supervisor and they review roads every year)
18 Wednesday Cultivated sweet corn and spuds and garden a hard rain in eve
19 Thursday Made car shed
Not a garage…but a shed.
I also heard a story. Grandpa wouldn’t let Marvin or Ronald drive his car. BUT Aunt Skinnie (Aunt Frances) would let them drive her car into Osage, it had a rumble seat. The boys would pile in and take off. It was probably quite an adventure for them and gave Aunt Frances and Grandma quiet time to visit.