In 1986, we moved to Hermann, MO. After a month or so in an apartment, we moved to a house on highway 100 west that was almost to Gasconade, MO. It was right after this sharp turn in the road (here’s a link to it on google maps). My mom would remember the first time there was a squeal, crash, then a nock, and an ask for a tow, but I remember it happening occasionally. See, this turn was more than 90 degrees and it snuck up on you. Sure there was a sign, but those are just approximate, right? This one wasn’t and was hidden behind a small dip so once you saw it you couldn’t get on the brakes fast enough. There were also 3 or 4 trees on the outside of the turn that would stop you from running into Delmer’s barn. Here’s a view of it today (from google street view) looking back towards Hermann:
Here’s two views of the house I’ve lived in longer than I’ve lived anywhere else (7 years until my junior year of high school):
|When we lived here, there used to be this MASSIVE pecan tree (that made little pecans) here. One time, there was a tornado and 1/3 of the tree fell over on the house.||I stood here and waited on the bus.|
Now, I’ve still got friends there. One of them posted a link to an article in a local newspaper about a truck getting stuck. He was trying to make a left turn from J road onto hwy 100. Insane. When we lived there, I wouldn’t even make that turn in a car. I would have been to worried that someone would come around the turn too fast, miss it,and hit me. Here are a few pictures she took of the trailer being high-centered:
|(c) Catherine Mahoney||(c) Catherine Mahoney|
[Update 2012-12-26 15:44:43] The links to Catherine Mahoney’s facebook page were wrong. I’ve updated them.