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THEIN WELLCO. Wells Pumps Water Conditioning -- King Crossword - Last week's answers Solution time: 21 rains. ~~ ~ .... ' d / I Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society . Ramblin' On- Part 1 By Duane Stanley September 2009 Lynn Stanley entered missions work in South Africa in November 1953, heading for a country that would become his adopted home until his death in 1999. Heading to a country about which he knew lit- tle more than had been written in the National Geographic articles of 1951, Dad took with him on that 10,000 mile trip - not just his wife and four young sons ranging in age from 1 to 8 - but his new Nash Rambler. In New Orleans it was snuggled Safely into the'hold of the freighter, the S.S. Elizabeth Lykes. - The Nash was gigantic by the standards of South African cars (where most were small British The '53 Nash Rambler loaded for travel. Submitted photo. imports at that time), but neces- sary for the family, travel equip- elevations and that the pass would * * * * * * * ment and many guest passengers, prove impassible without chains- "Farewell to the lazy, hazy, as Dad's work called for consid- which they were ready and willing crazy days of summer." The turn erable travel around the country to sell at exorbitant prices. Dad's of the season is upon us. It's not in very rough and un-Americanpre-missionary years on the Min- too early to think gifts. Give a driving conditions. Breakdowns nesota prairie gave him confi- gift of history. The rich history of were problematic, of course, and dence to bypass the advice cum Maine Prairie, the first 150 years makeshift repairs were sometimes sales pitch, and the Nash easily is available as well as other keep- needed while parts were ordered and safely carried us through and sake souvenirs and the ever-pop- from the U.S. Despite that dis- down the other side. ular cook books ... all reasonble advantage, and the difficulties Low andwide, the '53 Nash did prices at the next Kimball His- of having the steering wheel on struggle with road hazards in the torical Society meeting or at the the wrong side of the road for the rough roadways. It found one haz- State Bank of Kimball or Knaus'. British-based road rules, Dad had ard more than its captain was will- Thank you for continued support begun his love affair with Ameri- ing to take on. Storms had washed and friendship. Kimball's historic can Motors vehicles, and owned through the dongas (gullies) and City Hall celebrates its 101st anni- six of them, taking a new one back swept across the road, covering versary this year. Never too late to to South Africa at the end of each hundreds of yards of roadway and donate toward this national land- furlough, hiding hazards below its muddy mark's preservation, guarantee- It was a drive of more than surface, As Dad contemplated the ing you a tax deduction for the 14 hours to make our annual trip options, we sat for a half hour or year paid. Also, keep in mind that from Kimberly to the coast, south more at one edge of the danger, our membership year is from Jan- of Durban, and after darkness fell Our parents dug out the gas burner uary to January and your member- we made good use of the Ram- and made themselves some coffee, ship kept current is more valuable bler's signature feature. The pas- as we all watched the occasional than you can imagine. It helps get senger side seatback could lie vehicle decide to give it a try. High grants, too. "down to form a bed. Mom sat in and hardy buses were able to get Coming soon: "Armistice Day the middle front, leaning against through, but too often the regu- History" and the 1940 early-sea- the edge of the driver's seat close lar vehicles stalled in the middle, son blizzard that cut a 1,000-mile to Dad. She held the youngest, We watched as drivers emerged wide path right through the mid- Larry, or laid him close to her on from their car doors, allowing dle of America, including Kim- the reclined seat next to the sec- water to flow all the way through, ball and surrounding areas. Gifted ond-eldest, Michael. The eldest, The unhappy driver would then speaker and member Ron Graham Darrel, claimed the back seat, side signal to the local entrepreneur is presenting this and more at our to side. The foot-wells were filled waiting at the water's edge with a Tuesday, Oct. 27 meeting. Details with travel and food supplies, for span of oxen ready to tow the car in two weeks. there would be no McDonald's the remaining distance. Eventu- Watch for even more events along the way. Still appropriately- ally Dad turned the trusty coming in November. For infor- sized, I was relegated with my pil- around to take us safely, though marion, memberships, city hall low to the rear window! (Safety with much delay, to find an alter- donations, family histories for this concerns and car seats were still a native route, where options were column, and history collections, long way off in the mid-50s.)few and very far between, contact the Kimball Area Histori- Sister Debbie arrived on the OnourfirstfurloughiotheU.S.,cal Society at Box l00, Kimball MN scene in 1956 and, with the boys Uncle Merton drove to Galveston, 55353, (320) 398-5250 or (320) 398- all growing, the squeeze became Texas, to pick up the family. At the 5743, or . tighter. But by then, with children docks we got our first look at the '58 * * * * * * * in school, we made fewer full-fam- Rambler station wagon Dad had Thanks for being one of our ily trips with Dad. ordered. Many miles were put on unsung heroes we call volunteers. I remember seeing snow only that vehicle during our 15-month onceduringourfirstfive-yearterm furlough, with Dad speaking to in South Africa. Reaching the foot churches around the nation. Not of the pass at "the Berg" (Drakens- being a good traveler (read that berg Mountains that we needed to as "regularly getting car-sick"), I cross on the way to the coast), Dad didn't make manyof those trips, was warned at service stations but rather sank my roots more about a snowstorm on the higher firmly in Kimball soil. I I I I I I I I I I I l ~i~!ii:i~i~iii , "STAY AND PLAY IN WILLMARI" Any Day, Any Room, Any Hotel--50% off the months of October, November & December 2009 m |