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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Thursday: Spoonin' in the Back Seat

The War was over. Flags were flying. The Country was happy. The world was safe. Life was returning to normal.
Your friend called and said that his dad let him have the Chevy for the evening. "Do you want to make it a double date?"  and you said, "Sure."
You picked up your girlfriends and drive into town. Bill and his date in the front. You and your girl in the backseat.
Benny Goodman was playing on the radio...
  The back seat held the fragrance of home and your girl's perfume. Life was good....
This is a 1938 Chevy Master Deluxe Sedan with many memories tuck into it's mohair seats. The car was kept clean and not used much until the war was over. Rationed gas was too expensive for daily use.
I see a young man, who survived the war and served his country well, sitting back and laughing as he puts his arm around his sweetie.
He came back to a home town that gave him a parade and shook hands with him as he walked down the Main street. Fathers took big sighs of relief and Moms cried tears of joy.

....and Johnny sat in the back seat with his girlfriend and made plans for the rest of his life.

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20 comments:

jojo said...

sweet! I love this post...it made my heart smile..;p

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great story and fabulous car!!!

Eve said...

Love the car! and the great walk down memory lane!

Vonlipi said...

Such a well maintained car! I love the design of old cars, they have so much more personnality that today's bread boxes! Nice story too! :)

Little Messy Missy said...

Love it! Nice little story!

ClassyChassy said...

What a cool car, and a great post!

Madeline's Album said...

A wonderful post. Pictures of the car are great. Have a blessed day. Madelline

LV said...

I really enjoyed your post today. Thanks for r refreshing my memory of times I was involved in just like this. You told the story very well. That was just the way it was.

mallorymurray said...

Wow, what a beautiful car!

P. said...

That is one beautiful car! I love the color, and it looks like fun to drive. Nice story to go with the pictures too. I can just imagine.

Miri said...

Beautiful car!WOW-is this yours?

AshTreeCottage said...

Wonderful vintage car! You did such a good job of setting the scene for a vintage memory!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Coloradolady said...

That car is a beauty! I want a vintage car soo bad~~~ What a great post...are you the owner?? Have a great VTT!

Roslyn said...

Now that's a great vintage post,Farmlady!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post! Great read and a gorgeous car!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Maureen said...

What a great car and wonderful post!

nancycreative said...

Great car and story...I love those vintage cars!

Stacey said...

What a lovely little story. And a fabulous car! A grand girl it truly is...

Tatersmama said...

Perfect! Perfect in every way! I almost felt like I was there, yet I also wondered what stories that old car could tell...
Do you know who owned her?

Anna said...

I love old cars. Like everything old, so much more work went into the aesthetics and design. Great condition.