Tuesday, February 23, 2010

These cars have nothing to do with the log entry, they are just beautiful, I love old cars.

Looks like a 1951 buick, dad had one.
The Edsel, worth much more now than then when it was a mistake, they said.

This was a classic, looks like a 49 Stud.


I used to just love to smell the smoke from a steam engine.

1955 Rambler, Sherry and I had one of these.




What is it that retirees do in the cold weather? WE can’t get out and walk and we don’t have a job. The only indoor sport I know, Sherry ain’t crazy about participating in all the time.





I do play some card games while I am thinking of my next novel. I am going to write a romance/love story. Sherry will be my consultant she has been in love a long time. She will have to remember way back when all the boys were after her. I will research to see what love is from the lady’s view point. That will be rough. I know what us boys think love is, it is undoubtedly the three letter word 'SIX'. ( Yeah, I know, but this is a 'G' rated journal. You will figure it out)






I need to know something unrelated to love & romance. We have 30 to 40 picture albums. They are stored in a damp trailer. I need to know the best way to keep them. I have thought about taking them out of the albums (some of which are falling apart) and putting them standing up on edge in one of those plastic shoe boxes. But I am afraid they will stick together.






I went to the storage trailer today to see if I could find some life jackets and an anchor, I did. So I decided to try to look around to see if anything needed to be done. Found a couple of 3-4 foot snake skins. Then looked at the pictures. The pictures seem to be holding up well, but the albums are biting the dust. Does anyone know of a good way to store pictures and photo’s other than albums?






We are in Belmont, NC now for a few days, weeks or mmmmmmooo.. I just can’t make myself say that word, when you get to months you are really talking time. However we do have our next to last grandson graduating from HS this year and want to be around for that. That happens around June 12th. I just counted that is 12 weeks off. TWELVE WEEKS that is a boot camp.





So we will get a slab ready to pour and depart for awhile. We are pouring a slab at Marks place so we can be over there to help him and not be in the mud.






Thanks for coming this way.
Nite Shipslog
PS:






Two drunks sitting on a bench in Colorado, looking up at the moon on a clear night. One said, “We should just go to Florida.”
The other guy staring at the moon asks, “Which is the fartherest away, Florida or the moon?”
“Hellooooo, Man are you daft? Can you see Florida?”

7 comments:

That corgi :) said...

this is what I did with all of our photo albums before we moved from Montana. I would imagine we had about 20 of them and you are right, they were starting to fall apart and the pictures wouldn't stay in them. And they are heavy. I weeded through them and I got rid of a lot of pictures (for instance we had been to the Grand Canyon several times and had taken a lot of pictures of it, I just saved a few from each trip). There were pictures of people we knew in our younger days that we weren't friends with any more for one reason or another (mostly because we moved) so I shredded those pictures. Also I thinned down a lot of the pictures I had of the kids' growing up days. Then I got a plastic storage bin and put all the pictures loose in them. It was so much more easier moving one bin. Its a hodge podge of pictures in there but its kind of fun to just pick up a stack occasionally and look through them. My eventual project (but don't hold your breath) would be to scan them and put them on disks but I don't see that happening really soon. We do still have our wedding pictures in an album though.

betty

Paula said...

I love those pictures of old cars. If I was rich I would have one to drive on Sundays. Pictures get to be a problem. I have started putting handfuls of mine in plastic packageing with zippers that pillow covers and things come in and then have them in a big wooden box. Not sure putting them in plastic is good or not.

Fred Alton said...

One of those drunks was a red-headed woman. She went to the doctor - "Doc, I'm hurtin' all over! Everywhere I touch myself, it hurts. Can you help me doc? I touch my knees and it hurts. I touch my tummy and it hurts. I touch my shoulder and it hurts. In fact, anywhere I touch myself it hurts." Doc looks at her and asks, "Are you really red-headed or is your hair dyed red?" "Uh...no, Doc, I'm really a blonde, but I was tired of all the blonde jokes." "Uh-huh. That's what I thought." says the Doctor. "Your're finger's broke!"

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

wow,those cars are really cool,wish to have one lol! can't wait for your new novel to write about love and romance,sure im one of your fan.

takecare,
blue*

Rose said...

Love the pictures of the old cars.....they are Gems!

Regarding your photos....I know there is an electronic device that can scan pictures onto a disk and it works even better with old negatives. It is not a regular scanner.

Any photography store can assist you with this issue and provide you with a solution to save all your precious photos. Which you just gave me a great idea for the topic of my next Post.

Hugs, Rose

Sayit-baldys said...

ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS HAS PLACED MY PHOTOS INTO MY COMPUTER SO I CAN SEE THEM ALL ONE AT A TIME IN FULL SCREEN SLIDE SHOW.
SHE ENHANCED AND RESTORED MANY BLACK AND WHITE NEGATIVES THAT FORTUNATELY WERE SAVED. CREATED NICE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS.
I BELIEVE WAL-MART HAS THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THESE THINGS. SO I BELIEVE THAT IS THE ANSWER TO SAVING YOUR PHOTOS FROM THE DAMP TRAILER.
OF COURSE YOU CAN MAKE ANY DESIRED COPIES FROM YOUR COMPUTER. I DOUBT IF MANY OF THE YOUNG FOLKS MAKE PHOTO ALBUMS NOWADAYS WHEN THE SLIDE SHOWS DO SO WELL FROM DIGITAL CAMERAS.

NOW OLD CARS. ONE I REMEMBER SO WELL. A TAN COLORED STUDEBAKER. A HUGE CAR, PROBABLY THE LARGEST MADE IN THE 1920s.
THAT DURING MY TEENAGE HILLBILLY DAYS IN OKLAHOMA. LIVED WAY BACK IN THE 'STICKS'.
EVEN THO GASOLINE WAS ONLY FIFTEEN CENTS A GALLON THE OWNER OF THE 1924 STUDEBAKER SPENT TIME ADJUSTING THE CARBEURATOR TO SAVE GAS. THE GOOD MUFFLER KEPT THE ENGINE QUIET AND IF WE HEARD A LOUD SUCKING SOUND WE KNEW 'SLOW BILL' AND THE TAN STUDEBAKER WOULD SOON BE SEEN.
BILL WAS A ROCK MASON AND OH SO SLOW. TOOK JOBS BY CONTRACT AND 'CAMPED ON SITE USING THE STUDEBAKER FOR HIS HOTEL. BILL USED A BLOWTORCH TO HEAT MEALS ON A SKILLET AND CANNED CORN WAS A FAVORITE MEAL.
BILL GOT ALONG MUCH BETTER WITH HIS WIFE WHEN AWAY ON A JOB.
STRANGE ? - - YES.
FEW PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD BILL. sam

ρομπερτ said...

We were able to save various pictures of my family, being partly originally from Russia that are already nearly a century old, we did place them into plastic and shrinkwraped them (this the vocabulary optained in a translator, hope it is right).

A wonderful Thursday for you all.