TBT – Model A

This is REALLY a throwback Thursday for me. When Daisy and I were out walking the other day, I noticed this vintage (some would say antique) Model A  Ford tucked away in a driveway.

I wanted to talk to the owner of this wonderful old car but no one was around. So I photographed it with my phone camera. After I did that, I simply stood there and remembered the times my Grandpa would come driving home after a hard day’s work at the Union Pacific Railroad in his Model A. I would hear him coming and as he turned the corner to come down our street, he would slow way down so I could hop on the running board and hitch a ride to the house.

Such sweet memories of those wonderful childhood years I had with him – a wise and loving man, indeed. I will track down the owner of this Model A and find out more about it’s history.

This one’s for you, Grandpa, with love.

oldcar Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’



Rock ‘n Roll, Baby!

Someone asked me today what kind of music reminds me of my childhood.  The answer is unequivocally rock & roll.  My brother, my mother, and me all spent much more time listening to music than watching TV … ever!  There was always some kind of music being played in our house, in the car, and almost every place we went.  Back then it was 45’s and LP’s on vinyl and we played them on an old-fashioned monaural (one speaker) record player.  My brother, whom I am sure is dancing somewhere in the ethereal realms, is the one who taught me to dance.  I’ll always be grateful to him for putting music in my life.  He could tell you the name of the song, who sang it and when it was popular.  Amazing!

What kind of music reminds YOU of your childhood?  If you were a kid in the ’50’s then you’ll enjoy this video.  Even if you weren’t, you’ll most likely find your toes tapping.  So why not just get up and dance???  It’s good for the soul.  Namaste’