Thursday, December 2, 2010

A few family pictures and one fiery goodbye

Mom and Debbie



Maverick, Barron, & Ranger

Ranger gnoshing on a turkey leg

Maverick hugging himself

And today we said a fiery goodbye to an old friend.  This faithful old red truck has carried wood, groceries, garbage, been camping, been to Canada, transported kids and adults from here to there . . . and back again.
Old red first belonged to my grand daddy.  I was a little girl when he brought it home all shiny and red.  Mom and Dad inherited it years ago and have coddled it, cursed it, cajoled it, babied it, repaired it and Mom even said about a month ago she wished she had the money to have it repainted a fire engine red.
Today we say goodbye to old red.  In the midst of carrying one final load red decided she'd had enough and went out in true style - a fiery show strong enough to call out the local fire department.

The one thing I wonder is just how much Dad had hidden away from Mom in that old truck.  I'm guessing we may never know.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great family pictures, Cathy..... AND---goodbye to Old Red!!!!!! Did Old Red go to the car cemetery??????? Bless his heart... what was the mileage???? If that truck could talk, you'd hear alot of GREAT family stories!!!! ha


Mike Golch said...

Talk about going out in style.

Dawn said...

Funny how a trusted old vehicle can become part of the family;))

Great snapshots of your "real" family!!!!!

(And I will pick you up on the way by to the beach!:))

Jane said...

Isn't it funny how you can grow to really love a car and the stories associated with it?? Love the photos of your family,


Jules said...

A lovely family you have :) Ole Red seemed to live up its name. I remember my first "Possessed" car, it committed suicide. :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely photo share. I had one truck that went through two motors. Finally I took it in and my mechanic said he was through fixing it, I needed a new one. I said he would lose money and he said it was fine, he was going to retire. Miss his birthday cards he always sent.

Anonymous said...

I sure miss old red already...both of them!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Cute post... I like the last part...and I'd say, you probably don't want to know anyway! :-))

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