Thursday, January 31, 2008
January 31, 2008 -- I'll have to change out my calendar!
I had gotten to like January, this nice calendar helped.
My first, I only had two in my whole life, new car was a 1956 Ford Sunliner like this. Where this one is red, mine was a pale green. It was the first '56 Ford Sunliner in Lincoln, Nebraska, and I just had to have it.
Then I had to sell it when I got drafted into the Army. My car payments were higher than my total Army pay!
I was too cheap to spend $500 more for a ThunderBird. Now, though, really nice Sunliners like this one are worth $10 or $20 thousand more than a '56 T-bird.
Here is a nicer view of my favorite car. I cut off the calendar part and trimmed the work shelf out so you could see it better.
I think the car is the prettier one here.
Our local NAPA dealer stocks these calendars every year. I have every year except the first and on into the late 1990s. Then I quit getting them for a little while.
Oh well, February 2 is Groundhog Day. That will make next month a little exciting.
[A list (click) of all the cars that I have owned (unless I forgot one or two)]
I never was a GOAT lover, but I would take a '64 convertible now if it were handed to me.
Noticed that you mentioned that you used to work for NASA. I grew up off the Howard/Belfort exit of the Gulf Freeway.
in the previous post? Glad you enjoyed my previous post (I don't like saying 'last post' just in case)
I hope your sister liked the stolen body bits also. I put my post on earlier today as I want to watch a 20/20 cricket match which starts at 7.30 pm between Australia and India.
Take care, my friend, Regards, Merle.
Too bad it didn't turn out to be The Christ like all those people get on their windows in Italy. That would have made me rich!
Ralph, yes, every page has a classic car. Try your NAPA dealer next year for one, maybe they still have one left over but I doubt it. They (calendars) go fast. Cliff can get you one from the NAPA in Tekamah, I have gotten them from there before.
Lucy, Mrs. Jim gave up on me a long time ago about those calendars. But these girls are always decently dressed and posed so I think it's OK.
Our first Granada flooded and was totalled in 1979 by Claudette.
The second one was totalled, 60% of the damage by an oil field truck and 40% by me. No one was hurt.
If you lived on the south side during Claudette, it's a wonder that no more than your car got flodded out.
Enjoyed reading about the cars you owned. Our daughter knows a lot about classic cars, unlike me (although she tries to teach me amd points them out when we pass one.) She has saved her cool classic car calendar. I admit to falling in love with some of those cars. WOW!
Our old cars work, but are not classic. I'm grateful they run!
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