OT - You had me at " putt .... putt " ..... :-)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 05:56 am:

A farmer is at work in his barn.

From time to time he hears a group of cars go by.

Sometimes they stop at an old gas station by his place.

They tinker on their cars - then continue down the road.

Putt - putt - putt.

These folks are having fun !

He attends a Centennial Celebration nearby.

He buys a car - then another ....

He joins a club.

It is 2008.

The country is not having its' best year.

A small town is in distress - the downtown streets are not safe to walk at night - there is decay & decline.

But the Centennial Celebration gives a spark to a small community of tinder - of business owners & business to be owners.

Model T's are purchased for the first time by some of these owners.

Slowly - surely - the downtown area is revitalized.

A small museum erects a new building.

Local volunteers meet once a week to finish the building - then two - eventually five or six times ...

The museum opens its' doors - the downtown opens new businesses ...


Yesterday - I witnessed " putt - putt " moments.

A young Dad kneeling at the museum postcard rack with his young daughter & son - asking them gently which cards they found interesting - was my favorite.


And that farmer ?

Well - turns out he recommended me to haul a Model T Center Door to the museum.

And I met Barbara & Jay - that was my " putt - putt " moment.

I was hooked - line & sinker .... :-)


Thru circumstance & chance - Richmond, IN has become the Home of the MTFCA.

If you have not been here - you need to come " Home ".



Freighter Jim





Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 03:43 pm:

Very nice! Thank you Freighter Jim.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Sunday, June 07, 2015 - 04:30 pm:

Both my TT's started out life on Minnesota potato farms.

See what kind of trouble these #@! farmers stir up ? ! :-)


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