Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ancient Words?

An elderly friend emailed these words (lots to do with automobiles) to me. They'd brought wonderful memories back to her. I'm sharing them with you since I love to write about the early 1900's. Enjoy them!

1962 Cadillac Series 62 with rear wheels covered by detachable Fender Skirts

1962 Cadillac Series 62 with rear wheels covered by detachable . . .
Fender Skirts

Curb feelers
steering knobs
(suicide knob)
Continental Kits (rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers to make cars looks as cool as a Lincoln Continental)
emergency brake
foot feed
(when your foot gets hungry?)
running board (where you exercise?)
coast to coast
(used widely now, but "back then" was a wonder)
wall to wall
in a family way
picture show

Rat Fink by Steve Fiorilla for an Ed Roth catalog cover

rat fink ( a nasty name to call someone)

percolator (replaced with coffee maker)
castor oil

What about some of these "cool" sayings?
See you later, alligator
After while, crocodile

curve killers (straight A students)
(those badly behaved people)
(unpopular girls)
cool dad
(a popular young man)

Can you remember the . . .
H bomb
The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter

split-level homes
junk mail
hot rods

Rat Rod.

(Rat Rod)
T-bucket hot rod

T-bucket hot rod

Third World
The Korea War
Civil Rights Movement

If you can, then maybe you have some good memories. And remember: you can never wear out a memory!

Hey, don't forget to read Friday, July 13's interview blog with Cindy Woodsmall. THEN leave a comment or email me to enter a drawing for one of her books. You won't regret it.

ACFW conference coming up soon--September!

Joy is the echo of God's life within us. --Joseph Marmion

Stormy Day Blessings . . .

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