Monday, July 06, 2009
I have a collection of these NAPA calendars. I start with the second issue but do have a break of a few years in the late 90's and early 2000's. I may look for missing issues but it probably is not worth the effort.
He bought it new, the first thing he did was to bolt his homemade ring on the hump. That was for holding his tobacco juice can--a one pound flat coffee can, spittoon for the poor people--in place.
The second thing he did was to put a 2 X 4 piece of wood under the seat and bolt it there. That way he could sit up higher in his car like he did in his pickup truck.
Uncles, Grandpa, and Grandma
From left to right: My Dad, Uncle Lester, Uncle Howard, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Chester in 1940s photo taken at Grandpa's farm. The car was Dad's blue 1938 Ford Tudor Deluxe.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday.
I like this old car on the calendar. Would have been nice driving around in one of those this weekend. :)
It's nice you have such a treasured photo as that of your Grandparents.
Have a great week.
Ang Paus (Sweet Red Buns)
My Ruby Tue is here
My R T is now posted if you'd like to stop by and view. Have a great day!
No, Warren didn't comment on the joke about Wazza and the Woodpile.
He had Peter for the weekend, as Peter had acar accident in his 11 month old new car. Neither driver was husr, mainly only Peter's car which you can see on his blog.
You would certainly rate as "Before I was a Dad" with twins.
It must be very hard work bringing
up multible births babies. And the
lady with 8 babies, will get a lot of help I guess. It's more like a litter !! Take care, Regards,
Hugs and blessings,
I hope you and Mrs. Jim had a nice 4th of July. But I have a feeling it wasn't as much fun as last year. ~ jb///
My grandpa always accessorized his cars. You brought back memories. He didn't have much money, but he had a lot of fun.
And I love the old photo of your family.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!
the car is of course beautiful, but oh! that family picture.
what memories it must bring back to you.
i am so glad you posted that picture!....love terry
The Ford Tudor was and is a beauty.
Something about those huge American fleets, being bold and streamlined at the same time. So very much honest New World. No reason to be shy about your wealth or scared of taking up space.
Fuel shortage was not an issue at all.
It took me quite some time to realize just how much culture and progress were symbolized by the AmCars.
Those relatives of yours were such a hugworthy, respectable guys.
Like the old cars, they don't make them solid and honest-proud like that anymore.
I think you must feel rightfully honored to be part of in a male branch like this.
PS. You are right; I unstrapped my wrist before going to the concert,- insane vanity. Who can listen to The Wild Rover and not clap one's hands? Not this wild oldie!
I'm paying the prize, but I'd do it all over again.
My grandad and my uncles would always made personal adjustments to their buses and cars as well.
My dad attached an altimeter from a crashed German Messerschmidt war plane to the ashtray in his car.
That way he could always keep track of how high above sea level he and my mother had been on their hilarious travels up and down Norway, Sweden and Finland.
He kept an accurate diary..
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