1947 Indian Chief ... Rutherford's motorcycle looked a lot like this ... 10-14-09
- My last e-mail mentioned the old Indian motorcycle that sat in the garage of Rutherford Kirkpatrick, our neighbor and landlord, when I was in the 5th and 6th grades at West Richland School and living atop Kirk's Hill in the big brick farmhouse formerly inhabited by his mother, Olivia, who had passed away. The house's roof was covered with corrugated galvanized steel, and oh what a racket a heavy rain -- or hail! -- made! There was also a bell at the roof's peak; we were told back then that this was used long ago to call in the field hands for "dinner" (which most of us now call lunch).Today I came across these 2005 e-mails (below). I wonder if Lynn Kirkpatrick (who attended the 6-13-09 reunion in Waterloo) knows what happened to that old motorcycle!--BOB FRIEND
----- Original Message -----From: Bob FriendTo: Jim the Nite Owl ; Joe EldridgeCc: Lee Friend ; Don SebertSent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 10:12 PMSubject: Re: 1947 Indian ChiefWell, I remember going into that dusty old garage and sitting on that "sickle"; for sure I also recall the HUGE saddle with the chrome-plated studs shown in this pic. Too bad one of us could not have procured that bike and had it restored. God only knows where it is now.--Bob----- Original Message -----From: Jim the Nite OwlTo: bobby friend ; Joe EldridgeSent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 8:58 PMSubject: 1947 Indian ChiefThis might have been what Rutherford's cycle COULD have looked like at one time.....