STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN AND BILL IDELSON
Therefore, the Donahue's coal room needs to be completely cleaned out; this, of course, means the two ton pile of coal must be moved. So, Mis' Donahue is giving the coal back to the Gooks as a gift.
(Insert panther screams here)
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___________________Move the coal again?
Sade acts like coal was expensive. I've looked and couldn't find the price of a ton of coal in 1939. But I did find that the price for a ton of coal today is about $25.
I think a reasonable, liberal estimate is that in 1939, 1 ton of coal might be $5 delivered. Perhaps $8-10 dollars for 2 tons, delivered.
Also remember, there was a coal mine and a coal company in the town they lived in, so prices were probably pretty cheap. (And this would be a pre-war year as well.)
At any rate, $8-10 dollars would save a lot of work.
+ The only other time we know of where Sade escaped the men by going upstairs for solitude was when they wrote silly letters to Walter in 39-xx-xx Letter To Walter.