Monday, August 31, 2009

Number please? Remember? What an inovation when it came around, off the wall andon the table. This is from the 'Henry Ford' in Detroit.
They had this in the museum as a modern piece of furniture from the 50's. I sure do not remember this!

This is the actual chair President Lincoln was seated in at the time John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot.
Here is my sweetheart standing beside a car made in the year she was born. NO! I do not know the year!!

I do not know what kind of car this is, but I think it is a work of art. I would estimate in the early 20's. Possibly the late teens.
But everyone recognizes this ill fated auto. It predeceased the Delorean, which did not make it either. This of course is the 1947/48 Tucker. I always wondered why my buddy Tuck didn't try to get one of these. That would be nice for a 'cruise in'.

Now my favorite car of all time, the 1955 Chevy. I would love to have this baby, a convertable. I had a '48 rag top, but this would have been the ultimate to me.

This auto has a strange tell. The window on the divers side is not down, it is rolled up. It is to show what happened to the other glass after the departure of President Reagan. This was his presidential Limo. They have no explaination for the windows being solid milky.

Now this was my kids dream, the 1953 MG hill climber. Boy could I have sported Sherry Lucille around in that!!!!
That is today's entry. a trip back in time to the Henry Ford Museum and past that to our past lives.
Today was spent replacing two muffinfans in our Refrigerator. Success I think. Oh I was fixing supper for the first time in weeks, and had my first mishap with a pressure cooker. I love pressure cooking, but today I was fixing lo-cal veggie soup and let it boil too high, it kicked the jiggler off and squirted soup. I threw the wash cloth over it and saved some of the mess from getting more. But it was done so we ate, it was delicious. We had fresh grapes, cuke, and cantelope. No we did not have TOMATOES. Well we did but they were canned.
TAke care and thanks for coming by the shipslog.
Nite Shipslog
PS:
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

6 comments:

Melanie said...

A pink 1955 Chevey?? really Jack...lol


Melanie

a corgi said...

I'm so old I remember party lines too with phones; loved the pictures of the old cars, its always fun to have a picture taken by one from the year you were born; nice to see which one held up better, you or the car :)

betty

Shirl 72 said...

Pressure Cookers not my thing. Remember when
Mother's blew across the kitchen. First time I
have been able to work in the yard. Cool weather. Weeds were getting ahead.

Love the pictures old cars are beautiful.

Shirl

Paula said...

I like to see old cars. I was a number please gal when I was a teen. Loved that job. The telephone office was in Mrs. McBroom's living room. There was a telephone booth that was dark and smelled of cigar smoke. The old switch board didn't have lights to tell when a conversation was over so you had to slightly open the key and if you heard no one you would say Are You Through? Are You Through?

Lucy said...

Well now I will go one better. The first phone I remember was a wall phone that you had to crank and there were more partys than one on that line. When it lightninged and thundered mom said "stay away from that phone". Se did not have to tell me twice. That thing had a mind of its own and during a storm would make little rings. Loved the cars.

madcobug said...

My grandparents used to run the old phone switchboard in their area. Their daughters did it a lot of the time. That was back when you plugged one thingy into the other LOL. You had to ask for the party you wanted to call.
Love those old cars. Helen