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Road trips and roller skates

Back in the 1950's people didn't travel much. The vehicles of the day weren't that reliable, tires weren't dependable, and the roads were difficult.

Our maternal grandmother lived in Deer Lodge, 50 miles distant from Helmville, and a trip to visit her was a big event. Once a summer we spent a week or so in town, where our mother could renew childhood friendships and we kids could make them.



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