FOR ALL THOSE WHO KNOW
WHAT STARTED THIS WEBSITE IN 2000
irony: the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
Literature. a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
(esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
This Was The CM Fire House From 1889 - 1940
1922 American LaFrance
This Would Of Been A Typical Truck Of The Era
You Had To Crank It To Start It
A : Location of Fire House
B : Knapp House & Kennels
THE DISTANCE IS ABOUT 9 MILES
The Road In 1924 Was Not The Road It Is Today
It Probably Took The Fire Department At Least A Half Hour To Arrive
Not To Mention ..... How Was The Alarm Turned In To Them ?
IN 1924 THERE ARE NO PHONES IN MASTIC
KNAPP PROBABLY LET THEM KNOW
EITHER BY WIRELESS OR
HOPPING IN ONE OF HIS PLANES
AND FLYING UP TO CENTER MORICHES
IT'S AMAZING THE WHOLE PLACE WASN'T WIPED OUT
THIRTY FIVE YEARS BEFORE IT FINALLY WAS
CENTER MORICHES FIRE DEPT
The Knapps Lived Here