Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Way We Were Wednesday - The Farm



In the middle of World War II, my grandfather bought a farm, about 60 miles due north of Detroit. He needed to move the bees out of the city, and he was a farm boy at heart.  In the early 1950's after my two older brothers had been born, my parents packed in life in the city and moved out to the farm. The redhead on the left is my oldest brother, I am not sure who the other kid is.  They are sitting on the cover for an old well, that was filled in by the time I was their age, though the concrete wall remained, my grandmother planted it with flowers every summer.  The barn is still there.  My father traded away that pick-up truck in 1965, the dealer gave him $50 in trade for it.  

After a year or two in the old farm house, this picture was taken in the back yard of the farm house, my parents built a small house around the corner, actually about 500 feet behind the barn, that is where they were living when my sister and I were born, where I grew up.  


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  1. that truck was built to last. solid steel.

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    1. The replacement was a 1965 Ford, that I drove to hight school in 1975-76.

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  2. What a lovely and happy photo.

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    1. I am so glad I scanned all of my father's slides from the 50's through the 70's.

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  3. What a brilliant photo! Wouldn't you love to have that truck now? Or at least the toy tractor?

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    1. Jay does not understand the attraction, but I love old pickup trucks.

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    2. I'm immediately turned off by pick-up trucks. But NOT vintage ones. I seriously love vintage pick-up trucks.

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  4. Barns can last such a long time. I have a sister who lives in Missouri and when I visit, I love driving around and finding old barns. That's a great old truck.

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  5. I loved going to my grandparent's farm in Ohio. We'd spend several weeks there each summer. They always had lots of vintage cars and trucks around. Up on the hill behind the old barn and old house (newer ones of each built but old ones kept), was a graveyard of junkers. My uncle took over the farm, begrudgingly, and being a trained mechanic, he loved tinkering with any broken vehicle--car, truck, tractor.

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    1. Farmers tend to keep everything, you never know when it will come in handy

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