This is the weekend of the annual Greentree Festival in Kirkwood. As I have in the past, I participated in the parade this morning carrying a couple of members of the City Council:
Nancy is the Council Member who recently wrote, submitted and got passed an ordinance in Kirkwood banning texting while driving. (Missouri law already bans it for anyone under 21, but a 22-year-old, or a 32-year-old, etc. is just as dangerous texting while driving as a minor. Anyway, I made this yesterday and had it lying on the back seat when she got into the car:
Tomorrow is the car show, so I will post a few more pictures from that.
Great goin', Dick.
It's good to see you out and about in your T, Dick.
Good to see you out having fun....great smiles.
Went back to the car show today. Nice weather (low 70s and sunny) and a good turnout of cars. I got
there about 45 minutes late and it was pretty full. Found a couple of Model A guys I know and there was a space between their cars. They said it was for me, so the three Fords were together, an old one surrounded by two newer ones...
Walked around the show for a while. I have always liked this model of M-B:
When my daughter arrived with her husband and two kids, I took her to see this car. Her first car was a Horizon and we had a nice chat with the owner of this one.
After walking for what seemed like miles through the festival and all its attractions, they decided to visit the craft area. I was in the craft area about 15 years ago and am not due to walk through it again until 2024. While they oohed and aahed over crafts, I went to the most comfortable place that occurred to me - the back seat of my T - and watched people walk by, chatting with any that came over to talk.
All in all, a very good day....
Another forum post reminded me of something I failed to mention. Not too long after I got to the show, I had walked away from the car and when I got back, there was a man in a World War II Veteran ball cap looking at the T. He said that he is 92 years old and his first car was a 1918 Model T he got from his grandfather. He was crazy about the car and drove it to school and everywhere else. When the war broke out, he joined the Coast Guard. He was at sea for a long time at one point and finally returned to California. When he got there, there was a letter waiting for him from his mother telling him she had sold his car for scrap. He said that took him several years to get over it. (Actually, I don't think he's completely over it yet.... )
He must have reminisced about his T for at least fifteen minutes. He was having a great time talking about it and I was having a great time listening. To me, the best part of a car show is giving people a chance to see a car that many of them have never seen up close before, to answer people's questions about it, and to listen to the older folks (by that, I mean older than I am...) reminisce.
Had a 58 MB 220 se. One of the esthetically nicest cars I ever owned!! Thanks for the great pics.