Pistol Packing Grandma reaches 100
October 5, 2023
Oh, the stories she can tell! Her grandchildren affectionately call her "pistol packing grandma," said Marion Hill, because when she was younger, she hunted deer, antelope, pheasants and jackrabbits. "It was bounty money. That's how we had money to buy more shells," she laughed.
She drove the family's 1927 Chevrolet passenger car to the country school while in the seventh grade. She would sit on her sister's lap to see out the window and steer while her sister pressed the foot pedals. In the early 1920s, "cars were $600 to $700," Marion said. What a great deal now, but at that time it was...