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Old 08-07-2010, 02:36 PM   #71
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Just found this thread! Love your story and photos. What issue of Life magazine was the story featured in?

Hi Gerr, I'm happy that you are enjoying our story too!

The Life Magazine story came out in the December 28, 1953 issue. We all have copies of it. Also, you can read it online as well.

Thanks for the comment!

Here's a pic of the front cover, if you should find one.
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Thank you very much I will look for it
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Sorry if I've missed any of this info in prior posts, but in trying to find a copy of The Long, Long Trailer, has anyone discovered digital copies that might be available? Out of print books that are not under copyright protection are being catalogued by companies like Google to prevent them from being lost to the winds of time. I am not sure of how to find them, but it might be worth checking.

I would love to read a copy of this book...
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And here it is...

The long, long trailer - Google Books

The book is not fully available yet, since presumably the author/publisher/family have not allowed it.
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The Long Long Trailer by Clinton Twiss...

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Sorry if I've missed any of this info in prior posts, but in trying to find a copy of The Long, Long Trailer, has anyone discovered digital copies that might be available? Out of print books that are not under copyright protection are being catalogued by companies like Google to prevent them from being lost to the winds of time. I am not sure of how to find them, but it might be worth checking.

I would love to read a copy of this book...

Hibby, here's some more info. Start on page #1 in this thread.
Link; http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...iss-45149.html

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Long Long Trailer.

My Dad had to get a special permit in each State that we traveled through for Over Length. Also, he would register them with our insuance Co.

So we didn't have an open road without some bubble gum!

Many State Troopers pulled us over along the way, just to check our documents! And we took the Northern route!

I got pitures to proove it too!

Have I mentioned that we had an AWESOME TIME!

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# 1. Dad, about to register 'Moe Over Length Permits!...

# 2. We got to see and enjoy our Country in more ways than one. Gettysburg Memorial Battleground was pretty neat, and I asked my sister Dianne about this photo afterwords, and she told me that she was just rechecking her aim!
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Long Long Trailer.

My Dad had to get a special permit in each State that we traveled through for Over Length. Also, he would register them with our insuance Co.

So we didn't have an open road without some bubble gum!

Many State Troopers pulled us over along the way, just to check our documents! And we took the Northern route!

I got pitures to proove it too!

Have I mentioned that we had an AWESOME TIME!

More pics.

# 1. Dad, about to register 'Moe Over Length Permits!...

# 2. We got to see and enjoy our Country in more ways than one. Gettysburg Memorial Battleground was pretty neat, and I asked my sister Dianne about this photo afterwords, and she told me that she was just rechecking her aim!
My spell checker WOOFED, and I miss spelled State. I looked for an edit option, and got shut out like the RedSox in years past.



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Rivet Dakota's, Got Soome Hills?...

I am talking about ' The Black Hills, over here. '...

At 7 and some change years old at the time, I got to see some of them first hand with my family.

Now, I can see the Blue Hills being called the Blue Hills back in MA. ,
However, South Dakota's Harney Peak is some 7,244 feet tall, looking at it from Revere beach in Boston.
By the way, I had better eyesight back in them days too.
And NO, I'm no relation to Sarah!

We enjoyed visiting Mount Rushmore and many other major tourist destinations on our way through this very beautiful State.

We did have a hiccup, so to speak, while climbing a very steep section of roadway when the 1949 Buick decided to eat, first one, and then another spark plug, lost power and we then came to a slow halt. My Dad set the brakes and jumped out to chalk the wheels so's we didn't go back down the HILL!!!!

It was decided that brother Fred would continue on up to the summit, drop off the luggage trailer, come back down and tow us to the top!
Now, being that our trip to California was well thought out before we ever left Stoneham Ma. , my Dad put together an impressive safety kit that included a large tow rope with assorted hardware so as to facilitate a positive connection to the vehicle frames for towing purposes. In other words, as strong as the Buick's bumpers were made back then, they could have been no use in this situation. tenfore?

Well so as to make a Long Long story short, we made it to the top!
Seeing that there was no such thing as 911 in those days, but however, my Mom could yodel like no other and we got the message out for everyone to get the, out of the way cause we were a comi'n down the other side!

S'more pics...

#1. Climbing Them Hills

#2. Playing Catch?
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Your a great story teller Terry.. Keep it up.

Just trying to add some rivets over here!

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' Horse ' !!!!

After tugging a very large 46' 7.5 ton trailer 4,376 miles from coast to coast!
My Dad got transferred to Santa Maria California. The horses of courses, included a very stout 1949 Buick RoadMaster straight 8, with a dynaflow automatic transmission. Did I already mention that?

Well, shortly after arriving there it was decided to sell that Buick, in account, cause it was brutal on gas.
Now, I cried for days after, since I couldn't see that O'l 19 and 49 Buick any more.

I got over it after a bit, but I did save some photos what show just how much she was missed when my Dad got transfered, and we had to move some more!


Could have baught 27 1949 Buicks, for what it cost to move us to Santa Maria.

Photos as follows,

#1. Dad, Keeping An Eye On Home... me too, today... He's there to the left in this pic! Love You Dad!

#2. Dad, kicking his butt That He Sold The Buick Too!

#3. OH, So Move'in On!... Isn't that what we must do?...

#4. For Breakfast? On A Flat Bed?



Here's hoping that you'all are enjoying some of this LONG LONG Trailer!
Course, it he'pps to have a big mouth along the way.
' NO Fishing '!!!!

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Rivet Laundry Day Often Included Work For The Boys...

Too!
We never got to sit around and watch football on TV. Sunday afternoon could include taking some soap and water to our 46' mobile home.

We were a large family on a mission back in 1952. There were things that needed to get done, on any given day!
There are many wonderful memories and pictures that we share with Y'All here.


They didn't make car washes, back in the day that would accommodate our trailer, so we washed the Magic Carpet on site, whenever we could!

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I was able to get the Long Long Trailer on an inter-library loan and it was wonderful. So glad to have found this thread and looking forward to Terry's next installment.
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Rivet The Long Long Trailer By Clinton Twiss...

Will flourish here forever more!!!!
Thank you Tincrew!

In my research, I was absolutely thrilled to find Him on this very wonderful website!!!!

When I first posted here, it was not my intention to hyjack this thread in any way! I looked around only to find that my family has qualified " in the long long trailer category. "

I wasn't really sure where else to tell our story. I would like to thank all of you that have welcomed me, and whom have given positive comments above.

Starting out with a very large family, it's very comforting to know that we are growing every day!
Thank You All soooo smooch!
Love, Terry

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Pic #1. Home Warming, In Stoneham Ma.!

Pic#2. Mapping Our Way, On A Lunch Break!

Pic #3. Leaving New York!

Pic #4. More Antiques, Olds 88 ?, And Some 1949 Fords Too! [ again, not a resume photo. ]

Pic #5. Mom And Sister June Fix'n Dinner!
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