E B White wrote this in The New Yorker magazine in 1936----Worth rereading in case you missed it in one of our earlier FORUMS!
I've read that essay many times and it always gives me a chuckle. Thanks for posting!
Now i see more Model T's than i do Sears and Roebuck catalogs! Bud.
That's pretty good! Thanks for posting.
L-O-V-E IT !!! For those of us to young to remember the heyday of the "T" must rely on the memories of our elders, or the encyclopedic knowledge of the members of this club....Thank you Paul, and the multitudes of others who share with those of us who are so anxious to learn. You folks are the greatest !! I would not have the courage to take on my modest restoration without the terrific folks here and especially the members of our local chapter THANK YOU ALL
Never read it. Thanks for posting!
A few years ago my wife gave me a small book (34 pages) as a gift by E.B.White titled "Farewell to Model T - From Sea to Shining Sea". It included the above mentioned story from the New Yorker magazine and also the short story From Sea to Shining Sea. It was published by The Little Bookroom (212-293-1643) in 2003 if anyone has an interest. The price was $12.95
This was found in a local antique shop for $2.00!
Paul thanks that was great!
Actually get a little teary-eyed when I re-read this. Many many times. E.B. Whitre editor an author of thevNew Yorket, and known to most as the author of "Charlotte's Web."
I have that book with a copyright date of 1936. It has a stamp on the inside front cover with the name Floyd Clymer and the address on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles.
It was given to me about 25 years ago by my friend that got it from Floyd Clymer at his shop on Pico.
If you're not familiar with the name Floyd Clymer, look up his name. You'll be amazed.
Floyd Clymer had the hit song "Last Date".
I read farewell my Lovely, very enjoyable. I have read it before but not recently.
Actually it was Floyd Cramer that wrote "Last Date" but I suspect Burger knows that and posted Floyd Clymer to see what kind of response he might get.
The book has been reprinted, but they left out the illustrations which are important. They must have sold a lot of these back in the day. I got my first copy at a used book store for .50!
Many Sears and Roebuck catalogues were "repurposed", or so I'm told. ;)
Farewell My Lovely really is a beautifully written piece of work and a wonderful tribute to the Model T.
The book was read by William Lazar in the early 1960s for the Library for the Blind talking books. A portion of It is posted on YouTube but unfortunately there is not a complete copy of the recording. Here is the link for anyone interested in hearing the recording with the rich vinyl record crackling in the background. Just love it!
Thanks for posting the article; I loved it.