Cars of importance to someone:
There is one guy still around who remembers that I got a ticket for loud mufflers and also wrecked it, he reminds me often. 1948 Chevy dad bought me in 1955.
1948 Chevy dad bought me in 1955.
I am one thankful Dad. At present I have two fine sons. They have absolutely wonderful families. They have blessed me (us) with marvelous Grand Children, who in turn have blessed us with Great Grands.
I have shown this picture several times, our last day on our Utah trip. More have been added since then. LOL
It is a wonder God has blessed me this much. I don’t even remember why I was smart mouthing dad, BUT all of a sudden he cut me where it hurt when he said, “You are the only one of my children who ever sassed or talked back to me.” That really hurt, I learned something and I never again hurt my dad like that.
Dad had only a 3rd grade formal education. He had to become a full time farm hand at 9 years of age. He was self-educated. He TRIED to instill in me the importance of an education.
I saw my dad as successful. He was friends with everyone and very happy with his life. I thought, “If he can do this with a 3rd grade education, why do I need HS and college?”
I am very fortunate that by luck, blessings and tenacity, I was able to become successful in my own right, but it would have been much easier if I had taken his sage advice.
You see, HE KNEW THINGS THAT I DID NOT. He had been there. I have no doubt of his destination after his death at 69. I hope at least I can follow the foot prints he made on that journey to his God, rewards and His Blessings.