Floyd Williams Sr. worked on The Cog Railway from the 1920s to the early 1940s. Some visitors on Mount Washington were nervous about driving down the Auto Road with all the fog. So, they paid him $2 to walk in front of their car with a lantern to guide them down the mountain road.
My grandmother was pregnant with my mother in 1938. I took some creative license to tell the story. She was actually born in July. My grandfather sent her and my uncles with the infant, my mother, to stay with her mother and not at the Mount Washington hotel. They all lived in the base camp cabin at the bottom of Mount Washington. He have no way of knowing if they made it to her mothers house or not.
He told us of a man they found frozen on top of the mountain. My grandfather brought him down from the Summit of the mountain on The Cog.
Imagine walking down the Auto Road with a lantern!