The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 105, Ed. 1 Monday, July 8, 1935 Page: 3 of 4
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By HELEN HADAKIN
©, McClure NewRpaper Syndicate.
A NDY couldn’t have told when he
Yi first began to be worried about
Nora. It might have begun that Fourth
of July when so many cars went
whizzing by. A lot of them stopped,
it is true, and bought cold buttermilk
and apple pie from Nora. She had to
keep going across the road to the
spring to get more buttermilk.
He said to her, “For Heaven’s sake;
Nora, will you look before you start
back? They come down the bill *•
fast; that last one had to put on H>
brakes with you In the way.”
Nora laughed at him. She said,
“Why must you fuss when we are do-
ing so well? Must you always have
something to worry about? I’m not a
child, , Of course I look before I cross
But she didn’t. He could swear she
He spent a rainy afternoon labori-
ously lettering a sign to put at the top
of the hill. It said, “DANGER! Steep
Hill Ahead. Sharp Curve.” But do
you think the fools paid any attention
to it? They must think he pvt the
sign there for fun, because he didn’t
have anything better to do.
He spoke of moving the station
across the road to the lawn in front
of the house, even though the cars
couldn’t see it from the top of the
hill. But Nora wouldn’t let him.
He tried to get Nora to stay over at
the house and let him manage the
stand as well as the pumps.
“But what are you going to do when
they begin to pile up on you?” she de-
manded. “You can’t pump gas and
hand out buttermilk, too. I don’t see
what’s got into you.
He said, “To heck with them. If they
can’t wait, they can go on away.”
She looked at him helplessly, "I
don’t understand you. You used to be
sensible. Are you still worring abend
me crossing the road?”
He denied that. “It’s just that yen
ought to be in the house; you have
enough work to do there.” And be
pretended to be disgruntled with the
cooking she did in the evening. "Yon
can’t make pies so late at night Ne
wonder they aren’t any good.”
In August it got terribly hot and the
cars came thicker and faster thaa
ever. Ail night long you heard the
roar of them and all day the swish,
swish they made against the air. The
sound of the cars drowned out the song
of the locusts and sent the little wild
things scurrying madly into the bush.
But nearly every morning he found a
small, furry body on the road, lying
stiff and still and staring at him with
bright, dead eyes. He shuddered think-
ing of her lying like that looking at
him with her brown eyes. And he
was short with her and irritable with
But the bright, white heat of August
gave way to the golden glow of Sep-
tember without anything happening to
Nora. And he began to think he had
been very foolish. After all, he
thought, it isn’t as if I weren’t here to
watch, over her. He began kidding her
again, as he used to do and she was
happy once more, convinced that he
liked the country and they could go
on living here, just the two of them,
laughing and kidding and working to-
Exercising The Imagination
Our Pet Peeve
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I LEFT MY MATCHES
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STAMPS, THE CHEMICAL SET EM SAVE If <0 HIM, AND
and three cents cash the whole deal is off
And so Labor Day came. It was
worse than Fourth of July. He got op
at six in the morning and by noon be
had gassed up more than fifty ears.
Business had never been so good be-
He breathed a sigh of relief when
by noon she had sold all her butter-
milk. She wanted to stay and pump
gas while he fixed flats, but he told
her roughly to get on over to the house
and stay there.
So she went back to the house, walk-
ing slowly across the road because she
was hurt and mad at him. He held
his breath until she was across, then
he went on pumping gas. He was so
happy he was singing to himself,
“There’s an old spinning wheel in the
He got so tired at the end of the
day that he thought he’d drop. In an-
other 15 minutes, he promised hlmsehL
he would close the gasoline station and
go home. What a profound satisfac-
tion It was ■ that summer was over.
Nora was safe, and he had mad*
enough money to keep them comfort-
ably through the winter.
When the fifteen minutes were up,
he locked the pumps and the door of
the little station. Waving away two
cars that were slowing up, he wafted
for them to pass, then taking his lan-
tern, started across the road.
When she saw the lantern she would
put on the steak. Bless her, she was
probably watching at the window now.
He would be very tender and gentle
with her tonight. He would try to
make her see how he had felt all sum-
mer, because of the way she would
run across the road without looking.
That was why he had been so sharp
with her. Because he loved her.
He noticed how thin and worn Ike
macadam was on the road. They
would have to be putting in a cement
road soon with all that travel . . .
He didn’t hear the roar of the big
truck until it was almost upon him.
He looked up just in time to sec the
driver jump for his hand brake: lie
jumped too, but not quite far enough:
And then he felt a fearful blow and
knew that he was down even before
he saw the wheels, big, flat, rubber-
tired, looming up over him, as he had
seen them in the advertisements . . .
as you might see them an instant be-
fore they had you.
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The Lampasas Daily Leader (Lampasas, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 105, Ed. 1 Monday, July 8, 1935, newspaper, July 8, 1935; Lampasas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth898171/m1/3/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lampasas Public Library.