My great grandfather, Peter Dieterich with his new Ford.
This is my dear Grandmother, Lillian Dieterich Simonson Frank. This picture shows her with her sisters Coletta, and Joan. Her first husband died in 1929, and was known as having the fastest "bug" in southern Lorain county, Ohio
great pics Tim. The dog looks like he's having fun on the runningboard
Thanks Tim. They had very few pictures, but the day the Ford came was obviously very special to them. I treasure them now.
Sure is nice to see folks having a grand time back then. They must have been so pleased to get this exciting new car. Thanks for sharing these.
Very cool pictures Tim. Those are a real treasure.
My grandad used to tell me how he bought a Model T and drove it home. The first thing he did was disassemble and reassemble it. He said that way he couldn't get stranded anywhere without knowing how to repair it! I never saw any photos of the car, he wasn't very in to taking pictures.
Thanks ! Tim Wrenn, there is a small car show today on the east end of main st, starts about 4, I think.
Such a small picture but comes with a big story; Peter was a train conductor, and lived in North Ridgeville, Ohio. His granddaughter, My mother went to the catholic school, St. Peter's. The story goes he would stop across from the school to the beer joint, and wash the cinders down. Every day. Like clockwork! One day his buddies (?) decided to paint his model T red while he was in there. My mother, probably less than age 10, being very prim and proper, was duly mortified. She told this story the rest of her life.
About a dozen years ago just south of me, sat a model T touring car, with a brush red paint job. It was for sale at a small junk store. I did stop and look at it and had to wonder, for just a minute.......... Naw, couldn't be. I just found the picture a year or two ago. Wish I had it then, and I always have wondered what happened to that pranked red touring car.