In April of 1930, my grandfather purchased a new Chevrolet Sedan. Grandmother (I’d recognize that handwriting anywhere) made a notation on the bill of sale that the car was delivered on April 22nd and on May 2nd the car was paid for with a check dated May 1st, 1930. The name Charles Huckins, proprietor jumped out as I recall visiting the Huckins garage and car dealership that was located in Pittsfield with my grandmother some fifteen years later. You see, Nana Perkins’ had a nephew Aubrey Brown who sold cars for Huckins and I recall her taking her car to the garage for service. I’ve located a photograph of my maternal grandparents taken about 1930 or 1931. I’ll bet that the car in the background is that new Chevy!
Originally published in Anamnesis
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