by Homer Heater, Jr.
Many efforts were made to make wooden skates with metal runners, but as with so many of our makeshift products, they never worked well.
Above Left: Homer Heater Jr. from a school picture at the Riffle Run school.
Above Right: map of the Riffle Run's former location and the locations where the winter photos were taken.
1 former location of Riffle Run,
2 location of the Kilmarnock Farm,
3 where the Three Lick photos were taken,
4 Downtown Orlando.
Right: Homer and his wife Pat in a more recent photo.
Periodically, someone would catch a skunk in their trap. The awful stench would cling to them like a coat. When they came to school and the warmth of the room began to bring out the skunk smell, the teacher would say, “All right, who has the skunk?” Someone would sheepishly admit to the guilt and would be immediately sent home. It often took two or three days to get rid of the smell. If a skunk sprayed you directly, the only thing you could do was burn the clothes.
Right: another color photo of Three Lick right now (January, 2010), from Marilyn (Cole) Posey.