Saturday, March 01, 2014
Hmmm, what should I post for today's "Anything Goes" Saturday? Well, the pickings are slim, because I haven't been scanning as much as I should. I'll start, I promise. But not today; first thing tomorrow! Yeah, that's it.
"Vintage people" seems to be as good a theme as any. Who doesn't enjoy being a voyeur to the past? Nobody, that's who. Let's start with this parade photo (location unknown) featuring a little girl on the back seat of a 1956 Pontiac Star Chief. The girl's name was Carol Champagne (I swear to beezus) and the sign on the car assures us that in 1970 (waaaaaay in the future), she will be Miss "House of Regis", whatever that is. She looks to be about 5 or six years old, so if this was 1955, she would be around 20 by 1970. Now multiply that by Pi, divide by the square root of the hypotenuse, and lightly sauté the algorithms until golden brown. Math is fun!
These folks look like extras from "The Andy Griffith Show". I love them. The girls are giving Junior a hard time, but he knows it's all in good fun. Uncle Jeff looks kind of goofy, but those tattoos have me guessing that he saw some action in the Pacific (thanks Unky Jeff!). This fun family is loitering outside a typical small-town hardware store, where you could buy anything from Seal Rite Color Tint Paints to a lawn mower, to a full croquet set. Why shop anywhere else?
Now let's go to Somewheresville USA, to visit these three crazy fellas. They're standing in the doorway of a warehouse full of little vehicles. What the heck are they? Small delivery vans? Oddball European vehicles? Inquiring minds need to know.