Posted 8 years ago
With most of the continent in winters cold grasp, I thought it was appropriate to post some image of how my parents & families traveled when the weather got bad.
In the first image is the team & jumper (small closed in cutter) belonging to my paternal Grandparents.
This was donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, MB by my Grandfather.
Image two is the vehicle belonging to my maternal grandparents, this was a larger version called a van. It had all the options available at the time, large 6 volt light up top for night travel, powered by a battery under the drivers bench. In the back was a wood heater to take the chill off, warm cold feet or hands or warm up a frozen sandwich. The wood was stacked under the benches, they would often pull some of the wood out to place their feet on to keep them off the cold floor. There was also lot's of blankets as well, to sit on or wrap up in.
Image three is the school vans waiting to take the rural students home from the Crandall School, Crandall, MB.
So if you have to go out in the cold today & get in your warm car with heated seats & steering wheel, navigation system, all wheel drive & a cell phone to call emergency services, don't complain too much, it could be worse. :-)