I wish I’d kept a list of all the cars I’ve owned since I started driving (illegally) 42 years ago.
The last few are easy to remember. A precious few really stand out in my mind.
Like the multi-shades-of-orange-manual-transmission Pinto. And the clunker I bought for $50 at a garage sale. To open the trunk, you simply unhooked the bungee cord that kept it closed.
None of the cars I owned would make the cut for today’s celebration.
For on this day in 1908, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the first Model T. And that makes this the perfect day to share one of my favorite pictures with you:
I guessed at the date this picture was taken based on the children’s approximate ages. My maternal grandmother Harriette Tolf was born in July of 1909. Younger brother Earl was born in September of 1911. Ollie, the baby of the family, was born in July of 1915.
I’d love to know the make, model and year of this car! If you have an idea, I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, I think I’ll take a spin down Main Street for old times’ sake.