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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sepia Saturday = Model A

This car belonged to George Johnsen of Grand Rapids.
He was The Mister's maternal grandfather.
And the little guy in the driver's seat is
The Mister's oldest brother.
But this isn't the first time he rode in this car!
He came home from the hospital in it after his
birth in 1946. Now, that's bringing home baby
in style, isn't it? :)
To see other sepias joining in this weekend,
click here...thanks Kat, for covering for Alan! :)

41 comments:

  1. What a fun photo! Doesn't he just looked thrilled to be in the driver's seat! Nice one, Betsy.
    (I got you on the list.)

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  2. I love that car, and cute baby too!
    I also love another mention on Grand Rapids!

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  3. Betsy, you know I live with "car guys"...and this is a classic. They do start young! Great background story...you gave me the idea for my sepia post! Look for it in the morning.

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  4. Love the car. Looks like the one my uncle nearly drove over an embankment back in 1948 or 49. Another one of Dad's journaled stories. They had a Model A Ford. What is this?

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  5. Never mind. I see it says "Model A" in the title... (I'm feeling a little blond moment.)

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  6. Martha ~ haha...you are allowed those...look at your hair afterall! Let's just say you were tired. :)

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  7. Awesome car. Does it bring back memories for the hubs?

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. Blondie ~ no, he wasn't born for 16more years, so doesn't remember this one!

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  9. That's my era, Betsy, but I wasn't privileged to ride in a car like that... I was born in 1942---and there is a picture of me with my Daddy in our car, but it wasn't a Model A...

    Great Sepia picture.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. LOVE THE OLD CARS...WISH THEY WERE BACK AND UP DATED! :D

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  11. I love these stories and the photos. Keep them coming.

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  12. Now that is a car! No wonder the little chap is wearing such a cheeky grin.

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  13. nice. i love old cars. and what a grin.

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  14. Heh, heh...the steering wheel's bigger than he is! I miss my old car :( The car looks almost new, Betsy. Is the pic dated?

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  15. This is an amazing photograph, not just of sentimental value to you and your family, but of historical value as well.
    Beautiful - and the little baby is adorable.
    Have a lovely Saturday,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  16. That car is worth some money now! :)

    I have a few old family photos but no way to scan them, damnit!

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  17. Subs ~ I'm guessing the pic was taken in 1948, since he was born Dec. '46.

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  18. The little guy in the car could easily be your Mister. It looks just like him!

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  19. This is such a darling picture. So many older pictures show people being so somber. This is delightful! Glad you enjoyed the tea party. I wish you could have been there, along with many other bloggy friends.Have fun with all the boys!

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  20. Ahhh! A man and his car. A delightful picture - made me smile back at the little guy!

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  21. This is a fun photo! The car is so snazzy & the the little guy is having a great time. Happy SS, Betsy : )

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  22. He evidently learned to drive at a very young age.

    And had great taste in automobiles.

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  23. Great photo - makes me realize how much cars have changed over the years. Cute little guy!

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  24. I have just found your blog through Sepia Saturday.
    It is very inspiring and I will be back.

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  25. That Ford does have a shine. I had to click on it to see if he was smiling or crying. Neat car!

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  26. Subby ~ what old car are you missing? You need to tell us!

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  27. Peggy ~ hi there...thanks for the visit!

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  28. I love that car. You really have some wonderful photos at your disposal!

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  29. Whoa. Just how old is the Mister then or was there a massive age gap between he and his mister?

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  30. He is a happy looking baby! maybe he thinks he's about to make his escape and do all the things babies dream of!

    Terrific photo.

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  31. Mmm ~ the picture is of the Mister's oldest brother in their grandfather's car. The Mister is 16 years younger than the brother...and actually younger than me! ha!..by just a little bit.

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  32. what a GREAT pic of the mister's bro!!!!

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  33. massive age gap between he and THE mister? LOL. Well, i don't your answer then as the pic looks like it was taken in the 30's/40's! LOL.

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  34. Betsy, I looked and confirmed the car is either a '28 or '29 Model A( possibly a Tudor ) Sorry my "gearhead" got in the way, heh...if the car was in the family since new, I'd say it was well taken care of!!

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  35. he does look pleased with himself!
    :-)

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  36. Hey, Subby..thanks for looking that up! I'll have to find out if this car was purchased new and had been in the family all that time!

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  37. That's a great picture! It looks like he's giggling in the picture.

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