I believe a lot of us on this Forum are a year older than we were this time last year. I was driving from store to store in my Touring after breakfast today looking for a gallon of Linseed oil as I just finished the one I bought 30 years ago. I found quarts for $9 and 5 gallon buckets for $100. A gallon would be just right and I would be happy to live long enough to see the bottom of it. Finally found one for $25. About 3 times what the old one cost. Probably the last gallon I will need to buy.
A friend of mine who is 78 told me a few weeks ago that he had been working at his church when a voice, A VERY LOUD VOICE told him to buy 19 Non-T truck chassis's so he did. My religious belief's are not that strong but a couple of days ago I had a vision. It may have been the hot weather or the Gum Turpentine, but an Angel appeared in the door way of my garage while I was working on the coupe. It was a very pretty, sexy young lady in a Summer dress and she said her boy friend had seen the rusty old cars in my back yard from on high (he was installing air-conditioning next door) and could they possibly take wedding pictures with the cars? Very refreshing to have two young people excited about some old Model T's
Well, enough rambling for now. Maybe some of you have similar stories.
I sure appreciate the wisdom and encouragement form the old timers as well as the enthusiasm and interest of the younger folks on this forum. The pictures and ideas and help from you all who post is the magic this forum has over some of the others.
Do like your paintings....
Perhaps someday you will paint your angel sitting in (or on) a Model T??
Fun reading your post, Rich.
Yes, good post
Sir,I can say using your T in a wedding is about as good as it get's! Bud.
By the way, the young couple said they would be glad to pay me and I told them all I want in return is one of the wedding pictures. I am starting a book of wedding pictures of folks I have given rides to. As we have discussed in previous posts, I won't do it for hire and only friends and relatives. The fact that they want to just pose by the cars where they are makes it easy.
Thank you for the nice comments.
Very nice thread Richard E!
Richard, Enjoyed reading your post, Thanks for sharing!
This couple wanted the T, but since no lights, they settled..
Bill, your photo has a wonderful 30's post card look to it. It even could be a Saturday Evening Post car ad. Was it done by special process or did it just happen?
Thank you, Rich.
This picture was taken in mid April of 2000. I don't remember if I used ASA 100 or 400 (maybe 200?). The camera was on automatic; I just pointed and shot.
It seems the more I try to take good pictures, the worse they are. It's the ones where I just point and shoot that come out better.