Tuesday, October 14, 2014

what I love

A couple of times a week I drive from my office to the post office in town to pick up the mail. I have to do this because I work in a town that has no mail delivery. I think it's unique, we might be the only town in the US without mail delivery and it's an interesting story but I'll save that for another time. The point of today's story is what I see on my drive into town.

Isn't she beautiful?

I pass this amazing truck every couple of days and I drool over it every dang time. One day I just had to pull over, get out and snap a few pictures. I love the shape, the color, the era appropriate trunk in the back...I love it all!

The truck...I've nicknamed her Ethel...is a Studebaker which is a blast from the past kind of name for me. When I was a little whippersnapper my mother drove a Studebaker. I don't actually remember the car, I was too young, but I remember hearing my parents talk about it and I always thought the name was funny.

Look at those whitewall tires, isn't that just too cool? Why did those things ever go out of style? I totally want a car with whitewalls one day. Yeah, yeah, I know they're a pain to keep clean and all that but just look at them!

Ethel makes me smile. Sometimes I have to take a different route into town, because of the eternal construction going on around town, and I feel a pang when I realize that I missed out on a chance to hang with Ethel. She's one of the things I love.


  1. When Jamie was a baby, we lived in a town that had no mail delivery. I suppose you could have a PO box if you wanted, but our mail was addressed to us at General Delivery and you would have to go to the window and ask for it. I loved walking to the post office every couple of days to get our mail. I never passed a beautiful truck like that though. So cool!

  2. Oh wow, Ethel is beautiful! I love that color. How interesting that you have no mail delivery. I know there's a condo complex is FL where the mail delivery ended because the mail carrier felt it was too much of a hassle getting to everyone's mailbox...weird!

    I just commented on your previous post and forgot to add that I think your living room is gorgeous!!! Your wicker furniture is so beautiful and I love the little rug under the table:) So cozy and inviting.

  3. I knew Mother had a Studebaker in Oregon but I didn't realize she had one in IL. She loved that car.

    1. I wonder if it's the same one that I (kind of) remember? It's whatever she drove before she got the Mustang.

  4. Oh, yes, Ethel is a head-turner for sure! She's beautiful! Oh, the things she's seen and the stories she could tell. Don't you wish those wheels could talk?!



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