Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
since the beginning of TIME humans have been a captive of the subject. When I was a young’un I wanted a watch,
probably even before I could tell time. My first watch was a ‘pocket watch’ it
was called ‘a dollar watch.’
years I thought it was a railroad watch, because when I was at a RR station. The
conductors always pulled out a pocket watch. My dad carried a pocket watch for
a long time, Vests overalls, even Levi jeans had a ‘watch pocket.’ Business men were famous
for the bright gold watch chain.
about watches and clocks. When I read or think of London, it is BIG BEN. Roger
Miller sang this:
swings like a pendulum do
Bobbies on bicycles, two by two
Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben
The rosy-red cheeks of the little children
if you huff and puff and you finally save enough
Money up to take your family on a trip across the sea
Take a tip before you take your trip, let me tell you where to go
Go to Engeland, oh ……… ……. ……..
then I heard our ship would anchor at Spithead, just off the English Channel,
one of my first thoughts were get to London and see Big Ben, and I did.
I know time is displayed almost everywhere.
Banks, Churches, stores, cell phones, computer monitors, microwaves, Range tops,
auto dashes shucks, EVERYWHERE, but I still like my cheap (well not so cheap
For years the Timex was the most well-known ‘cheap’
watch. Are you old enough to have heard, “What does your Waterbury say?” I only heard it a few times but I have
actually heard old timers say it. It actually means “What time is it” or “What
does your watch say?”
Waterbury, Connecticut is known as the Brass Capitol
for its production of brass, but to me, it was the city where most watches are
The Ingersoll Waterbury Company (now Timex) lives
story is real that Mickey Mouse saved the Waterbury Company from bankruptcy,
Remember the Mickey Mouse Watch, yep Waterbury made them. Now you know the rest
of the story. LOL
We have driven thru Waterbury many times. I-84
goes thru town.
have a large clock tower.
Do you have old watches somewhere in a drawer?
PS: From the papers of kids in
a Christian School:
13. DAVID WAS A HEBREW KING
WHO WAS SKILLED AT PLAYING THE LIAR. HE FOUGHT THE FINKELSTEINS, A RACE OF
PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN BIBLICAL TIMES.