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* 31 … HOLDING PATTERN (04/30/2012) A few days later, the brothers still did not know when they were leaving on their Route 66 trip, even though both were now ready to go. The younger brother had the approval from … Continue reading

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* 30 … AWKWARD MOMENTS (03/25/2012) All his life, the shopkeeper said what he meant and meant what he said. The townsfolk knew that if anyone would give it to them straight, it was the shopkeeper. He didn’t have a … Continue reading

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* 29 … PICTURES DELIVERED (03/06/2012 & 03/11/2012) Later that afternoon, the shopkeeper and his wife delivered, literally, on their promise to give the siblings two pictures to display in their business. The eldest was in the office checking paperwork … Continue reading

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* 26 … A COUPLE IN A LTD (02/14/2012) “Who on earth could THAT be at THIS hour!?” exclaimed the youngest the split second the car’s headlights illuminated the dark green 1978 Ford LTD wagon parked in the driveway. Finding … Continue reading

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Buffer* 25 … A LONG MEETING & A VISITOR (12/19/2011 & 01/22/2012) Less than 20 minutes transpired from the time the eldest brother hung up the phone to when he steered the Caprice Classic into the town hall parking lot, … Continue reading

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* 24 … SURPRISE MEETING (12/16/2011) The ringing phone pierced the early evening silence in the old family home the brothers now shared. The eldest was in his den, their father’s old office, working on papers for the business, and … Continue reading

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* 22 … REBUILDING IDEA (12/08/2011) Jim Hinckley’s research was surprisingly detailed, in the eyes of the brothers and the shopkeeper and his wife. While he hadn’t included this particular town in his book about Route 66 ghost towns, he … Continue reading

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* 21 … SHAPING HISTORY (10/30/2011) The older couple had not intended to stay at the business all day, but they did, except for going to get food for themselves and the brothers around lunchtime. In between greetings Route 66 … Continue reading

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* 20 … THE PICTURE (10/16/2011) “Well, would you look at this…. You folks open fer business yet?” The eldest sibling remembered watching his parents turn to look at the front door of their new business to see a local … Continue reading

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0savesSave Buffer* 18 … AN ANSWER (08/09/2011) About an hour and a half after the eldest brother returned home, the youngest sibling’s cell phone ring pierced the silence. The older brother could hear his younger sibling make a mad dash … Continue reading

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