The boy(my grandson)enjoying the Mack and a Christmas cookie at the same time. Can't pull him away from the truck, to bad they didn't make a Model T like this, but, a Mack's not bad
If not for the modern shoes, that picture could be mistaken for being 80 years old.
Dan, Great photo composition. That's an awesome old pedal car. Your Grandson really looks cute on the running board.
That is super cool....where did you ever find that truck
Ed- he has a real beat pair of cowboy boots, to bad he wasn't wearing them at the time.
Jay- Thanks for the compliment. He is as good as he is cute.
Will- Hard to believe, but I got it from a guy that was cleaning out a house after older relatives passed away. He was going to trash this as he did with most everything in the house. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.
That is adorable! Yeah, except for the shoes, I cannot spot anything that could not be seen as being from the '20s.
People still amaze me. Reproduction pedal trucks similar to that sell new for hundreds of dollars. Originals in restorable condition sell for many times that. Too many people in this world today couldn't care less about anything outside the extremely limited sphere they have placed around themselves.
I am sure glad you saved that truck! And very glad you have such a wonderful grandson to share it with!
Wayne- We live in an early 1800 farm house. This room was the original summer kitchen. It hadn't been used in years before I bought the place. It was just used for storage. I restored it back to how it was originality, including the wood burning cook stove. I removed all the wiring, except for a hidden cheater lamp. There is nothing in it newer than Model T era. My wife uses the cook stove all the time. The only time she uses her modern stove is to heat something up. She just got done baking over 1000 Christmas cookies on it. Shes so good at using the cook stove, all the cookies came out perfect.
How Cute!!!! I agree - people nowdays either have no idea what they have and throw it out, or have no idea what they have and want platinum for tin! Great save - and I betcha he gets a real one when he's older ;)
Love your kitchen, BTW - especially the stove (ours is far more decadent, having an electric element that works in conjunction with the wood stove - luxury!!) and the kid-sized hoosier next to the door...
Susanne-Here is a picture of the stove. A real spot of warmth on cold winter days.
I love the truck Dan! I can't believe anyone would be foolish enough to throw that away.
Such a cute little guy with his truck!
Did a crop to remove the velcro sneakers....ah , almost like the olden days
Your pictures bring on a host of memories, and that stove is only lacking a cat curled up underneath it!
Dan T- Thanks, the pic looks pretty good in B&W. I wish he would have had these old cowboy boots on at the time, but it was an impromptu shot. We offered him a cookie to see if we could tear him away from the truck. He came and got the cookie, but went right back over and sat on the running board. Here is a pic of him in the boots he should have had on.
Roar- glad you enjoyed the pic
Is that 30-30 rifle out of his reach? Looks like it needs to be up high if its not there already.
Ted- it's not a 30-30. It is a Winchester Model 1873. It hasn't had any ammo in it since the 60's. The picture of the kitchen was taken before our grandson was born, so no, it is not there now.
Here's a vintage picture (color slide) we recently discovered taken of me circa - 1952 Christmas that some of you 'nostalgist' might also enjoy.