Cars of beauty and art:
THAT Rolls Royce!
As an RV’er I take notice of nice coaches. Just yesterday we had lunch with my friend and former pastor the Right Reverend Wayne Carter and his new bride Joyce. We also checked our mail while in Eustis. On the way home I noticed an Entegra Coach ahead.
Entegras' can reach the million $ mark. I noticed an odd but beautiful tow vehicle. I wanted to get close to check it out. Fortunately he was making a left and I was going straight. So I got a good look. That car was a toad alright, but was not was not being towed. A nice looking young lady was driving, so close you knew it belonged to the coach. I was stunned seeing the simple RR just in front of the door, until it finally registered. That is a Rolls Royce. I am so ignorant, I thought the Rolls was still produced in the 1940’s design. I have seen many top dollar coaches, but this is the first time I ever saw one accompanied by a Rolls. Had I anticipated that, the camera would have been READY but it wasn’t. I looked the vehicles up on the net.
(This is called the Rolls Royce Dawn, starts at $346,000.00)
Oh, there are some words that tell your age. That sweetheart Jean down in Opp said, “I’m glad you got everything out of the ‘ICEBOX’ this time!”
Mama had an Icebox until I was about 7. I loved to see the ice man coming in the summer. It always amazed me how he could chip out a perfect cube of ice and carry it with those tongs, thru our house to the kitchen and put it in the Icebox without dropping it. Adults took time with kids then. The iceman would let us pick up the ice chips to eat. Long after the refrigerator was invented and became popular we called them the Icebox!
I mentioned a few days ago here on Shipslog, that Rick, up in Sloss Hollar, still 'Cranks ' his truck while the rest of you 'start yours.'
Skil invented the power saw. For at least 40 years every power saw was called a Skil saw, no matter the brand of the saw being used.
That is it for the night. I learned something yesterday. Even the Rolls gave up a classic look and looks like other nice new expensive cars.
Do you remember any other Iconic inventions that were known by the inventer's name?