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An Ordinary Adventure : My Mother on the Mother Road
by Diane Wood




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Imagine you're leaving the small town in Michigan where you've grown up. It's the middle of the Great Depression and you are about to set off on a journey of over 2800 miles to California on Route 66 which isn't even fully paved yet The only car your family owns is a Ford Model A - boasting all of four cylinders and 40 horsepower. This was the trip that my mother and grandfather set off on that fateful October day. The time was 9:50 am and the car's odometer read 49901. How do I know this? Because Mom kept a notebook where she carefully kept track of everything they did and saw. And I still had that notebook. When I mentioned the idea of following in their tire tracks to my husband, Gerald, his fateful words were, "But it's not authentic unless we do it in a Model A " So we did Join us as we retrace Mom and Grandpa's 1934 trip from Grandville, Michigan to Rialto, California on Route 66 - in a Model A

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Imagine you're leaving the small town in Michigan where you've grown up. It's the middle of the Great Depression and you are about to set off on a journey of over 2800 miles to California on Route 66 which isn't even fully paved yet The only car your family owns is a Ford Model A - boasting all of four cylinders and 40 horsepower. This was the trip that my mother and grandfather set off on that fateful October day. The time was 9:50 am and the car's odometer read 49901. How do I know this? Because Mom kept a notebook where she carefully kept track of everything they did and saw. And I still had that notebook. When I mentioned the idea of following in their tire tracks to my husband, Gerald, his fateful words were, "But it's not authentic unless we do it in a Model A " So we did Join us as we retrace Mom and Grandpa's 1934 trip from Grandville, Michigan to Rialto, California on Route 66 - in a Model A


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  • ISBN-13: 9781718694798
  • ISBN-10: 1718694792
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: May 2018
  • Page Count: 158
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.34 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds


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