Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Warm Heart Wednesday ~~ No. 008 ~~ A Late Find
I generally get them about the first week in November. I checked the local area NAPA Auto
Parts stores around here in the second week of December. Either these stores were all out or they had not received any for 2016.
Yesterday we went back for an appointment with Mrs. Jim's doctor. On the way, through Montgomery, I stopped at my former NAPA store and they still had some left !!! I felt so good about my 'FIND', it was like having a late Christmas present. "Heart Warming"
The pictures are of two 1955 Desota cars. My favorite is the RED ONE. You can read the specs and ownership information from the picture below.
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I have a little story about this model car. Back when I was a University of Nebraska college dropout I worked at a watch factory in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Elgin National Watch factory. I knew Dad would not be happy about my withdrawal from school, so I waited to tell him until after I had a job. Plus, as expected, not long afterwards he wanted his Ford pickup, fairly new, to come home. It soon did.
While working at the Elgin factory I became friends with one of the parts inspectors, named Bill, who was driving a race car. The car was a modified stock class 1934 Ford three window coupe. I spent a lot of time learning auto mechanics while working with them on the race car. My first lesson was how to pull a transmission out of the car. A few times I drove that car and then next one to follow, a 1937 Chevy Coupe, also modified stock.
The point of my story is that Bill's parents purchase a 1955 Desoto 4-door like the blue one in my calendar. That was in the fall, the next spring both parents were killed in a car wreck. The 1955 was totaled.
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The fine print:Warm Heart Wednesday for the week of January 6. Click here, http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/ , for links of others or for directions to join with a post of your own. There Ms. Jenny is our teacher.
I'm glad you got this years calendar.
Have a fabulous warm heart Wednesday. ☺
Are you originally from the Midwest? I'm originally from Canada, but now live here in the Midwest with my husband.
My family and my Uncle's family both had 1956 Desotas. Our was a four door and my uncle's had two doors. They were two tone green. I have a picture around here somewhere of me sitting on the back bumper of our Desota when I was a kid. Do you remember the car repair place on FM 2351 in Friendswood that has a 1956 Desota parked out front? Was that there when you lived in Friendswood? I've always been tempted to ask if I could sit on the back bumper and have a picture taken for old times sake.
When you mentioned the car crash I thought of the hard metal dashboard in the Desota. Not padded like they are today and no seat belts either.
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