This week Jakesprinter Weekly Sunday Post is Vehicle…what a great topic!
Here is my father, stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict. I’m glad that my father often had a camera with him. I decided to leave the shot as is for a few reasons. It was scanned into a computer border and all. I like the effect of that. The shadow of the unknown photographer can be seen in the lower left corner. I wonder who he was!
I’m glad my dad felt so free to pose with this beauty of an automobile and have the moment captured. Why not?
This is the oldest photo of a vehicle in the family photo gallery. I also used this same photo in my post called Journey. For a time during the 1920’s and 1930’s, my grandparents followed the harvest in order to support themselves. They traveled to several states in the American Southwest. Here is my grandfather, uncle and cousins in the vehicle known as “the air-conditioned car.” Can you hear them saying, “Are we there yet?”
Teenage drivers and family gatherings! There was a time in my household when there was a car in the garage, another car parked right behind it in the yard, two cars in the driveway, one on the lawn and one or two parked on the street! My dad used to get up early every morning so he could move out all the vehicles because his was the one in the garage. It was always musical vehicles at my house!
This topic brought back many other memories…
I thought about my uncle’s Cougar, the Mustang driven by my sister’s father-in-law, the family station wagons, trucks, campers, a blue 1967 VW bug and my brother’s metallic purple sting-ray bicycle! I remembered climbing into the back seat of my grandfather’s large old Chevy. My feet barely reached to the end of the seat!
Moving to a new generation, here are a couple of alternative vehicles that brought a smile to my face!
My niece and nephews are ready for action on their scooters. Always full of energy they stopped for a quick shot at my parents house. I get a chuckle of how serious they look. It’s as if they’re on patrol!
I’m sure there was a lot of noise and laughter once they all took off!
Last but not least here is my niece (the same young lady pictured above) on her favorite vehicle when she was a toddler.
She’s giving her dolly a ride. Only the two of them knew the destination.
A lovely little lady on a lovely rocking horse…a vehicle that is limited only by the imagination!