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run the roads

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Certain evening they'd probably- but ah- there wasn't too much- people mostly walked those days, you-know? They, ah- wasn't too much driving. Everybody had horses or oxen but that was for work, not for- for, ah, um, running the roads as they used to say in the old days.
To go from place to place.
Interviewer: Good! What do you- what do you do now with your- with your time? Speaker: Just- just run the roads- run the roads. We- I have a friend- like my wife died in ninety-five like that's severe sickness cancer and- and it was (inc) and my daughter-in-law died just a year and a half before that and it was worse.
To go from place to place.