"So prayer is our sometimes real selves trying to communicate with the Real, with Truth, with the Light. It is us reaching out to be heard, hoping to be found by a light and warmth in the world, instead of darkness and cold. Even mushrooms respond to light - I suppose they blink their mushroomy eyes, like the rest of us."
~Anne Lamott~
(Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers)

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.

Please go to Colorado Lady's Blog for more vintage stories and posts.


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

  2. What a great story and fabulous car!!!

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

  4. 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! :)

  5. What a cool car, and a great post!

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Beautiful car!WOW-is this yours?

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

    Susan and Bentley

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

  12. Now that's a great vintage post,Farmlady!

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

    Happy VTT,

  14. What a great car and wonderful post!

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

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

  17. 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?

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


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