Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
Featured is 1940 Packard, the first auto with Air conditioning.
One of daddy’s jokes was about the farmer whose truck broke down and a city fellow gave him a ride in his '40 Packard. The Farmer didn’t know about A/C and the driver had his on high. “Well what is going on at the farm these days?” asked the driver.
“Well sir, I was gonna clear more on the south 40, but surprising how cold it’s got, I may just kill one of the hogs early.”
Dar from the farm up in the North woods of Wisconsin said they had just killed 4 hogs, and cuda saved me the brains, since it ain’t on their menu! LOL
I have said it many times here, the farm never left dad. He loved to raise at least one hog a year. Yep it seems folks can use everything about the hog, ‘cept the oink.’
I loved to go to the river to fish as a kid. At most boat landings there was a sort of general store with some sandwich stuff. On the counter there was those 2-3 gallon jars filled with dill pickles and pickled pigs feet. Sherry says she liked pig’s feet, but I NEVER tasted one.
My favorite food while fishing was a pint of mama’s pinto beans and a biscuit. I also loved to borrow a tomato when I could.
I think many times about all the woods I wandered thru. I didn’t know someone owned them. By my mid-teens I did start seeing ‘POSTED’ signs. Funny I never got lost, me and my dog knew where every creek and river within 3-5 miles everyplace we lived. Valdese, NC was good. The mountain creeks and the Catawba River were close.
I enjoyed a lot of growing up, I called it exploring (I am not sure I ever stopped!). LOL When you are close to your dog, it is like having a friend along.
PS: Speaking of dogs.......