Merry Christmas !
What do you want Santa to leave you
under the tree ?
1903 Model A
large shop instead of 24X24
Someone that cook better than the person doing the cooking now
2 post lift in my new shop
Rob's Model K
Something to assure all model t people have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and success all next year on all their endeavors.
Merry Christmas Jim.
He left it early on the 15th. New baby grand-daughter.
Congratulations Skip. One of the best gifts in the world. I love my Granddaughters so much. I miss them when they can't be here.
A good looking red head about 25,tall and all the curves. You know. LOL
Oh, I can't imagine trying to live with a much younger woman. Can you really communicate with the young today? They don't have most of the experiences that shaped our lives.
Now, a regular rental would be great.
I agree with Skip and Mike -- The best present ever is a granddaughter -- I've been blessed with two.
In fact they are hear now and we just opened presents because they have to be some where else on Dec 25 so today is our Christmas.
Opening "The BIG One"
Yep we are happy!!!!
Mom is going to want ear plugs!!
I'm happy with what I have. Time to make the potatoes for Dinner at my Sis-in-Laws house. Early Christmas since most of the women have to work (health care industries) on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day but they like my spuds and I'll throw in the gravy to boot.
Mashed, fried, baked, boiled, split mashed and baked with cheddar on them, au grautin I love em all. Taters are the food of the Gods. I'll bet the Mayans even ate them.
When our kids were about the ages of your granddaughters every single gift my mother-in-law would buy them made lots of LOUD noise. I coulda choked her and felt good about it!
There are some things I'd like to have, but there's nothing else I need.
My needs can't be found under a tree.
But I hope everyone finds something fun under theirs this year.
I think Bob deserves to keep his K, but after reading all his info about the K I definately would like to find on in my "shed" at Christmas morning! ;-)
Mike, "Taters are the food of the Gods. I'll bet the Mayans even ate them."
Wild potato species occur throughout the Americas, from the United States to southern Chile. The potato was originally believed to have been domesticated independently in multiple locations, but later genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species proved a single origin for potatoes in the area of present-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia (from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex), where they were domesticated 7,000–10,000 years ago.
Posted for Luke Dahlinger:
In the spirit of things - one of my fav Christmas songs from the 80s when I lived in West Germany:
I think that most of us would like that also but I also think that buy printing a picture and putting it on your wall in the shop will be as close as most of us will get. I still like to dream big though.
Marry Xmas to all.
I'd like a 1909 T under my Xmas tree. NO, wait not a good idea. Wife would have to make a left turn at the kitchen to get it there. :-) I guess I'll be happy with what I have. Merry Xmas guys.
'Mabel' would like a set of rear KW cylinder type Roadsmoothers...
As for her support crew, just family being together for another year. It makes one appreciate how lucky we are.
I'm with Steve Jelf on this one. I've got so much stuff now I don't have time or energy to play with all of it -- more than I actually need -- but there are still a few things I'd like to have. I'd like a better bead blast cabinet. I'd like a new lathe, I have a new small one but I'd like to replace my 13 x 36 with a slightly larger one with a gear head; I'd like a Bridgeport milling machine; I'd like some time to work on a speedster, I'd like a T buddy that lived closer so I'd have somebody else who liked the same stuff I do, I'd like a nice 13 or 14 roadster and a 19 -23 coupe, etc., but overall, I don't need anything, I'm pretty healthy, I have a decent pickup, a little money and lots of toys to play with in my approaching dotage. There are a lot of people who are way worse off than this old bachelor.
Well,I would like to see about 10 grand in small bills under the tree so I could get some dental work done and rebuild the engine for my speedster better and some other stuff.Of course first I would need to go cut a tree!.Or I could play copy cat and put up a Christmas tree like Stan did last year! I still laugh at that!
I have most of the tools I need,matter of fact I have some tools I aint learned to use well yet!Plenty of toys,some I may not live long enough to fix.
And I eat well,plenty of clothes and such.Allthough I live on a tight budget,I dont "need" much of anything.Plenty of friends and such.So like others have said,I am blessed with alot allready.Shouldnt complain.
I just hope every one here on the forum has a good Christmas.
I know alot of folks have experianced loss lately and it taints the season.My dad is not enjoying Christmas as he would like as his girlfriend is dealing with cancer. Alot of other folks are to..
We should be thankfull for our good health and the abilty to socialize with others of similar intrest.Never know when it might change.
My wish would be for some of you guys to stop by the shop,have a cup of joe and we could set and chat,or go to lunch. I'm like Stan,I have enough projects to keep me busy for another lifetime. Merry Christmas to all.
A Roadster Seat!
A few pieces of a TT Bed to build a short bed for my Short-T truck. A Ford Script tail section would be a great start.
The Short list.
And that's what I want under my tree.
I think I should like to have one of these, please (1912 Locomobile).
In one of the articles Rob posted it said the ladies favored the Locomobile. The craftsmanship in that car is beautiful. It looks so plush and luxurious. I guess I'd put that on my list too.
First time in my life I can say that was actually fun to look at somebody elses Christmas list!
Along about 1940, Eddie Cantor did a song "All I really want for Christmas, is just to keep the things that I've got". (What can I say, it was in the same CD set I got a whole bunch of Cantor songs from the '20s from?) There were references to the war in Europe, and his Hollywood wealth which I thought made him sound a little selfish for the time.
However, I hope I am not being too selfish. I pretty much just want to keep what I've got. But some of those cars above would sure be nice.
Drive carefully, and Merry Christmas! W2
PEACE ON EARTH FOR ALL PEOPLE
Second that Sam ....
I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday !
Hey Wayne this is for you Merry Christmas
Forgive an old guy that don't remember at times.
Need to add AND "A MODEL T IN EVERY GARAGE"
Bob,I know of 2 Locomobiles that might be for sale.you will have to make 1 of the 2 .Complete and decent power trains,just bodys are rough on 1 side of each.
While all of that sounds fun, I'm a little more mushy and probably more like Fred D. I enjoy the childrens smiles and excitement and my grandson of course takes the ultimate cake! He's also at that age where everything and anything IS Christmas 24/7.
The ham played Joseph (in the blue with his color coordinated towel robe) in his school play Not sure where he got the idea from, but he wanted to wear a bow tie underneath. Maybe I should buy him a boater too?
He'll have "T-time" too when it's not the holiday, he has already decided which one in the stable will someday be his and that's the only one I'm allowed to 'play' with myself whenever he is around.
So...wishing all get what they want for Christmas....
The time and energy to play with the toys I already have.
A Star Trek transporter. Driving to Long Island on Christmas Day sucks.
Mine's pretty easy-
More NOS Ford goodies for my cars
That elusive '55-56 Ford Convertible project that isn't a rusted out POS.
More Y-Block parts.
Time to work on my own stuff instead of customer cars.
I love '56 Fords. Have a '56 Ford Victoria Hardtop with stick O/D.
I've got a '56 Tudor Sedan that's my daily driver. 223 6cyl, but am building a healthy 312 for it now. Shooting for 425HP, dunno if I'll get there or not!
I had a '56 Victoria back in 2000 but someone wanted it worse than I did when I lived in Clearwater. They stole it out of the driveway.
Grew up around them, my dad had a Crown, Convertible, and a couple others. Guess I got the bug from him!
That is the song. It really is a nice song with a good sentiment. Just my grasp of history and generally burned-out state of mind makes me see the darker side of it. Most people, I would recommend listen to that link.
Eddie Cantor was one of the top entertainers of the late '10s and '20s. He was best known at that time for the Broadway stage. He started getting into the movies mostly in the mid '30s and continued for most of the rest of his life in movies, stage, and television. He was a great all around entertainer. As with many things to do with popular entertainment, I lean heavily toward the '10s through the early '30s. That was the ultimate era of innovation and change from the old world into the new world. As technology continued to progress, entertainment became less bold and more polished. Singers like Eddie Cantor, Bing Crosby, and Al Jolson became less "edgy" and more scripted. I like their earlier stuff much more.
I think what I really want for Christmas? Is for the bulk of humanity to seriously begin to grow up and become more understanding of history and other cultures as well as their own place in the world and their responsibilities. The rest of what we all need would soon begin to follow.
Thank you, John C for posting that link!
Drive carefully, and Merry Christmas! W2
A top boot, side curtains and gift certificates for more T parts!