Today I am making yet another batch of Tamale Pie. Am in process of roasting a red, yellow and green Bell pepper and a small fat Jalapeno is going along for the ride.
Very smoky, turn the heat down,
take the fire alarm outside or put it in the freezer,
don’t forget to take it out later. !!!
Today’s topic is Yuke inner tube tires.
When Dad worked on the Hell’s Canyon Dam project in the late 50’s, we camped in various trailer parks spotted here and there along the route of the canyon. We would see those gigantic trucks hauling loads of rock and dirt and we thought that Yuke inner tubes would make an ideal swimming pool for kids. So we promptly asked Dad if he could get us an old used Yuke Inner tube for a swimming pool. We asked constantly.
Well, the internet is a wonderful thing, Waaaaay to much information. For one thing it is not spelled Yuke, it is UK. (Dang! For years I have mentally spelled it Yuke) sigh… Made in Britain or Canada.
Realization#2: I’m not sure they even COME with Inner tubes. I can find all sorts of pictures of VERY LARGE TIRES priced all the way up to 47,000 dollars EACH but no inner tubes.
That may have been why Dad would always reply when we asked him if he found any Yuke inner tube tires, “Nope, no flats this week.” So, we sighed mightily and moped a bit and went back to playing in the wild places.
One weekend a few of the men living in the park got together and decided to fix up a swimming hole for the kids. They got some discarded lumbar, old doors and such and dammed off part of the creek that ran in back of the trailer park. The sewage outlet went into the creek but the swimming hole was upstream of that. We LOVED THAT SWIMMING HOLET! Mom even had some old Brownie 8 mm film of us jumping and diving into the water. But you had to know where to dive because there was a very large submerged rock out there. I’m sure the adults took advantage of the spot when the kids weren’t around.