Early Luxury Cars time forgot:
The Isotta , Itallian for the French market
When a loud car goes by here, I frown a little, my girl says ‘That is awful!” My frown goes to a smile and I will usually say, “That dude loves that, it is the best sound he knows.”
The same with the Old Harleys that drive by. You see, I can remember installing a split manifold and twin ‘Smitties’ (sport mufflers) on my 1948 Chevy. Boy did I love that.
It doesn’t seem fair though, there were noise ordinances back then, and the loudness was determined by a police officer. (He got me! LOL)
Now I hear radios louder than my car was. Looking back at all that, ONLY a few cars were loud enough to damage ear drums. But today in a big percentage of kids radios are above the decibel level that will damage ears.
Churches have even gotten into the business of LOUD. I feel for small children ‘s ears. ............................. I just thought of something? Maybe this pandemic will save some hearing.
“PROBABLY NOT, many kids have those ear plugs past safe levels.” Of course hearing is like a lot of senses and life elated things, you really might not appreciate something until it is gone. I remember hearing once, “Some people do not appreciate their mama until she is gone.”
People that had a good family life seem to assume everyone else did. But that is not always true. A lady who was taking care of her mother told Sherry and I, “Hey, Mama is hard to get along with, if she wasn’t my mother I wouldn’t even like her.”
Mother and daughter have now passed. Imma tell you that statement has hung in both our heads. Sherry’s mother was a saint, so was my mother. It is hard to fathom such a feeling towards a mama.
Anyway Life goes on. Noise will continue to be around. Boys and some girls will love to hear an engine ‘Sound-off.’ And the hearing aid companies will continue to make millions due to unprotected ears.
So be safe, take care of your hearing and enjoy your music, I wish I still could. If you lose your hearing YOU WILL MISS IT.