Friday, October 26, 2007

1950 Chevy Truck - Before

Of course we had a Collie!
She is in this photo on the left dad is petting her.
Her name was Lady. All of our girl dogs were named Lady.
We had one other Collie named Sandy when I was much smaller.
Sandy was killed in a traffic accident. Our neighbor felt really
awful about it. I just talked to him the other day.
He and his wife just built a new house.
I am not in this photo. April 1959.
That's our little house in the background.
Lady, Dad, Mom, my Unky holding his youngest,
my cousin Pam, My Aunty, and my brother.
We're standing about where the old truck
is sitting in the next photos - not exactly - close.

Don't you just hate it when a tree grows up in your truck?

Yes, that's me cutting down the tree so we can begin reconstruction
Even I can use a limb cutter.

Engine compartment wasn't so good either.

Inside the cab had seen better times.

The bed was rotted. More vegetation to be removed.
We had the original sideboards in the old granary building
(to the right in this photo - barely)

A little Red Neck piece of heaven I guess.


~Betsy said...

I love it! I just knew you had a collie!

Great memories, Terry. Absolutely wonderful.

nancy said...

i would have guessed a collie as well!

great photos, terry. great memories as well!!!

SKYGIRL said...

Yes, I just HATE when that happens! LOL! You did good, Flinty.

You know restoration work, is work from the heart! It just dawned on me why you are not quite the geeky engineer you'd like to think?

You are a Cancer, just like me! Cancer Men are extremely warm, and like to keep their homes homey. And are great Care Takers! And Care Givers!

And you didn't believe in Astrology! HA!

Lori1955 said...

Wow shat a difference in the truck. You put a lot of work into that. I love old cars.

nancy said...

i know this is off the subject but i just finished reading the book the "the innocent man" by john grisham. true story that takes place in ada, ok. just curious what you recall about this. we will be discussing it at my next book club on tuesday, 10/30. feel free to e-mail me any of your thoughts.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Great photos and memories, Terry. Seems everyone is going through old pictures these days. I was going through pictures the other day and brought them down to Mom's house. Looking back on our past is such a delight. Thanks for sharing yours.

dave said...

I like your old Chevy.
Enjoy it.

Cinnamin said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing! Your truck looks great! Isn't it rewarding when you complete a renovation? Hubby is currently searching for a Dodge 'Cuda and a 1966 Satellite to restore. He's a big Mopar guy!