Uncle Ray on Aunt Agnes' Bike
Learning the stories of Flynn's Hill did not all come from my mother. I learned the "Bike Story" during an exchange of photos with Aunt Agnes. I found many photos after my mother's memory was too far gone. My sister and I sorted the photos and tried to put them in some sort of chronological order, by grouping photo type, families, and of course the age of the people in the photo. It was really quite a process The photos that were unidentifiable or that I had questions about were copied and mailed to Aunt Agnes in Sun City California, she was most helpful and extremely prompt in getting them back to me in Silver Lake, WI. We did this exchange for several months. Slowly the pieces of the puzzle started coming together. I truly appreciate her help.
The bike story is as follows - Yes, it is great to see my bike. When I was 13 years old, I did housework for 2 months during school break. I was paid $15.00 a month and bought this bike with the $30.00. MY TRANSPORTATION TO HARBOUR MAINE FOR SCHOOL! After school I worked on the Navy base in Argentia and did not know what happened to my bike.
That's the Bike Story! by Agnes Flynn May 2010
It is nice to know, that 60 plus years later, Aunt Agnes knows what had happened to her bike!
Uncle Ray was using it!