Tuesday, January 03, 2012
1940 Mercury — MidWeek Blues —
The 1040 Mercury is now 82 years old. I personally much prefer the club coupe or club coupe convertible model or the 1940 Fords. This one to me is an oddity although a pretty expensive one.
2001 Mercury Sable below. Notice it looks like the Ford Taurus.
I don't know how many knew of my terrible backache that I had starting after we got back at the first part of December. It was just terrible pain, especially when trying to lay down or get up or sit up from the laying position.
I'm glad that my back surgery is over. I came home last Thursday after spending a night in the St. Luke's Woodlands (a Houston suburb) Hospital. My terrible pain is gone but there is still a lingering backache. It gets better almost every day.
The surgery went well. It was the repair of a thoracic vertebrae which had a fresh partial compression fracture. I was required to stay awake so no general anesthesia, only locals. This was so that every now and then I could wiggle my feet on command. I have a small band aid now covering my incision.
My doctor, Dr. Kenneth Palmer
Have a terrific day Jim. :)
they're great sculptures!!
and that is a lovely shade of blue
I'm so pleased that you're home and feeling better every day
Hope sends hugs
That is a fine looking convertible!! I like Mercury's, prefer a Lincoln, but drive a Ford ;-)
I'm glad to learn that your back op went well.
The worst part must have been to be awake all the time during the surgery.
I don't think I could have coped with that.
Well all's well that ends well, and your report from the car exhibition was very interesting.
I usually go with Gunnar to a classic car or an Am car exhibition once a year. One gets to vote for the car one of ones favour. I seldom vote with the majority.
I like the cars to have more authenticity and less new chrome and leather.
Maybe because when I grew up in the early fifties (I'm a 49er actually), we drove around on the most spectacular picnics in my grandfather's 7 seater Dodge.
Old, worn leather, the real ram on the front, heaps of good food and old plaids to sit on.
All we 15 cousins would give a lot to trace up the old car and relieve those golden days of childhood.
It cannot be done, my rich and car enthusiastic cousin has tried everything.
The good memories will never die.
So I hope for yours.
So glad to hear that you're ok from your back surgery. Take care, bloggin' GEM.
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