This the 1946 Ford, one of the first cars after the great war.
There are times that thoughts just keep on coming. World War II had ended. My brothers and their kin returned to Shelby, NC. They wanted homes. My Oldest Brother Odis, located cheap land on a 2 rut road at $1 a foot, 150ft deep. Odis bought 100’ at the end of the road. Then Jr’s BIL Ray Bost, bought beside him. Dick and Kat (my sister) bought just up the road. Brother Jr. was ½ mile away. My daddy even bought but built later.
Loved the comments on the hammer. Woody’s comment brought this to mind. His dad and mama built their home in the woods of New York. I thought of Bill and Dar (use the whole hammer) who built in the North woods of Wisconsin. All with a pioneer soul to own their home. (Myra would have been the cabinet maker, using a high heel to drive nails!)
I was a blessed kid. Kat and Ruth kept me a lot and I got to be there as the trees were dropped by these ex sailors and soldiers. They had seen more dying and wounded than one should see. Now home, they agreed together to help each other. Every hour they weren’t working in the mill they build houses. They used whole trees for floor joists at Odis’s suggestion. While the other trees were at the saw mill they started the floors. Using an Adz they flattened the topside of logs.
Ray & Theede had a boy and girl about my age(5-7) and we had a ball. We loved Friday nights, the men worked until they could not see by car lights then we sorta camped out with the women cooking. Then everyone would listen to the battery radio until folks started falling asleep. They built those houses from rough green lumber. They were beautiful.
Three of those homes are still standing. There are stories here. Years later a 4 lane highway crossed the dirt road between Ray and Dick. Brother Junior sold his home and bought Dad and Dick’s houses bordering the new road. He & Mozelle (wife) opened a business on the highway and by working long hours were very successful becoming our family’s millionaire...... basically from $100 building lots..