victorialynn2

Dad and some of his cars

Recommended Posts

In the  Army with a brand new Olds convertible,  fairly affluent for a young man !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, rowan782 said:

In the  Army with a brand new Olds convertible,  fairly affluent for a young man !

Air Force. ;) He grew up poor but worked hard and saved his money. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

V.L., great pics and great memories. A belated happy birthday to your Dad !

 

Look at the pic of the '51 Ford with the dual exhaust.

I'm old enough to remember these cars as new cars, have ALWAYS had disagreements with guys, when I told them the dual exhaust added to the '49 to '54 Fords, back then, looked "pigeon toed", meaning the tail pipes did not come out straight in the back.

 

Don't know why  they were "pigeon toed"....... but your Dad's '51 adds credibility to my observations from those days gone by.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Victorialynn i wonder if your great photos make anyone else realize that like me they have almost no pictures of cars they grew up with.   I have a few pics of me as a child with my family and my Dad's cars but almost nothing of the ones that I have owned. Odd considering how much i enjoy cars and made them an important part of my life. Not trying to hijack the thread but just like a light bulb came on.

Edited by plymouthcranbrook (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This one looks like a 40 Ford Deluxe.  With an Added on Hood ornament.  It looks familiar but I can't place it.  I want to say Caddy or Nash.  

I'm getting familiar with mine after laying underneath it for the last few days doing the brakes. 

Great photos by the way.  I have a few of my Dad,  but even he doesn't have some from his earliest cars. 

5E908FCA-897B-4F16-B7F9-F88834BF1D9D.thumb.jpeg.ec3be7f2ca13b0ef7064123dae3a6f24.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some great shots!  Happy Birthday to your Dad and please post more when you feel up to it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I told you guys he threw away nothing, and that is the truth. I have so many more pictures that they take up a lot of my spare room. These are some of the earliest ones I found in his garage. He took a lot over the years. It took an emotional toll to go through even that many. I cried all weekend. ? I am so upset by the way he has to live. I won’t go into detail, but it’s impossibly hard to watch someone decline this way. (It’s much easier for me to throw myself into work and avoid the rest of the world.)

 

My kids brought him pie and and ice cream and some gifts. I am heading up there (4.5 hours), this week to take him to a doctors appointment, so I will see him also. 

71A848C5-DA23-4757-9513-2DBAE7AE42FA.jpeg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, victorialynn2 said:

I am so upset by the way he has to live. I won’t go into detail, but it’s impossibly hard to watch someone decline this way. (It’s much easier for me to throw myself into work and avoid the rest of the world.)

 

 

It is far more difficult for the ones surrounding the individual than it is for the one who has Alzheimers disease, where its more psychological as they treat you like a stranger, even though you've known them forever.  One can more or less rest assured the person who has it is not in any pain, nor he or she actually does not feel they are suffering at all.   I have had older relatives die a painful and agonizing death from long-term cancer, and for me, that is far more difficult to watch than someone who has Alzheimers.

 

Craig

Edited by 8E45E (see edit history)
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another thing that I have noticed about Folks that I have known with Alzheimers is the usual robust health they have. Rarely very sick and often living a long life. The loss of faculties is made worse by their not being able to enjoy their good health.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 6:25 PM, plymouthcranbrook said:

Victorialynn i wonder if your great photos make anyone else realize that like me they have almost no pictures of cars they grew up with.   I have a few pics of me as a child with my family and my Dad's cars but almost nothing of the ones that I have owned. Odd considering how much i enjoy cars and made them an important part of my life. Not trying to hijack the thread but just like a light bulb came on.

Yes sir, you bring out a very good point. 

The cars that I owned and the cars my Father owned were always a big part of my life. but I certainly don't have the pics to display my love for those cars.

Sad, I believe.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now