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Old 08-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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Occasionally I drive a bus and take girl scouts to and from a mountain camp. This morning I picked up a group of six chaperones and took them to camp. The chaperones ride back in three different buses to help supervise. I'm impressed with the chaperones because they volunteer their time to help a worthy cause. There is one lady (Betsey) who is in her 70s who has helped several times. On the previous trip she told me that she was born and raised in Southern California. She had mentioned that her favorite picture of her parents was one with them sitting on the running board of their Model T Ford. I told her that it sounded like a great picture and that I owned a Model A Ford.
Well, she volunteered again today and she brought the framed picture with her to show me.
As you can see it was not a Model T, but a 1930 or 1931 Model A. It was taken in Manhattan Beach, CA in 1941. They got married that year. Betsey was born in 1942. Betsey told me that her Mother never learned to drive. Betsey's Mother worked at her Uncle's gas station in Manhattan Beach. Betsey's father bought gas at the station and that is how they met.

On the way back I passed a truck from the Newport Farm Food Service Company. I liked the logo on their door. Since i was driving I could not take a picture, but I did find their logo on their website.

I did not actually drive my Model A today, but it still turned out to be an interesting Model A day...
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Thanks for sharing the great story!! Don in N. W. Indiana
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Get Betsey to pose on your Model A running board, I'm sure she would be thrilled and would treasure a copy of the photo.
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Get Betsey to pose on your Model A running board, I'm sure she would be thrilled and would treasure a copy of the photo.
This would be an excellent idea!
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You need to get this to do the job,

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Or one of these , this one is used up on Mt. Rainier, Top rolls back !!!
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Nice story, Neil. Thanks.
Here's a couple of appropriate transport solutions from Downunder to add to the changing nature of this thread!! Both were part of the history of the now defunct Ansett Airlines, which started life as a road transport business about 100 km (60-ish miles) north of my town.
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Nice story, Neil. Thanks.
Here's a couple of appropriate transport solutions from Downunder to add to the changing nature of this thread!! Both were part of the history of the now defunct Ansett Airlines, which started life as a road transport business about 100 km (60-ish miles) north of my town.
Transports with STYLE. I like it.
Sure looks nice compared to later square boxes rolling down the highway.
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