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With long hours at work, and some chores only he could do there was no more time for vacations in the Madden household for quite some time. After some time the Iris were sold off and a neighbor grew vegetables on part of the land. The family quit hulling nuts and workers were hired for the majority of the knocking. Dad did find time for his great love, autos. He took up auto-crossing, and many a weekend was spent at a fairground, race track, parking lot and on at least one occasion a hospital, as he pursued the hobby. When he wasn't racing he was often fixing the cars. I remember many a broken U-joint along with other lesser problems. Most of the family ran the other way as he worked on the cars as he wasn't the most patient mechanic. But I often stuck around and as a result learned a bit about servicing cars and a bit more about the words one probably should say.
|Mirella from Rio de Janiero|
|Jim and Colleen - Jan 1971|