Sunday, February 1, 2009
Day 32 - Spikes
I am the 4th generation of my family to live in the house I'm in now. Back in the 19teens my greatgrandfather would catch the trolley right in front of the house. 2 years ago when the road was being rebuilt - I approached a worker and asked if he had come across any trolley spikes or track. At the time he hadn't. I told him about my Great Grandpa, and he kindly spread the word up and down the street that if they found spikes or track to please hold on to them. The road work went all summer long. Then about August I would open my front door and find a spike or two. This went on for days. These workers saved me every spike they found. When they were doing clean up down the street, they actually cut me a piece of track from a 50 foot section they had uncovered, and gave it to me on their last day. Thanks guys!!!