Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Fond Farewell

It was sad.

It was traumatic.

We didn't want to do it, but we felt pressured.

One dreary day back in September, Roger loaded Peaches up on the dolly and took her to her new home.

Like a lamb being led to the slaughter, she was sacrificed.  She was sold.  

And for what?

For this?  For this little, yellow, upstart of a pickup that is so needy it is sucking it's owners dry?

Yes, sir, that would be the reason.  Daisy wants it all.  All of our time, all of our attention and every last dime in our pockets.

Peaches, being the grand southern lady that she is, stoically made the sacrifice.  When Roger drove off with her on the dolly, she never looked back.

Oh, but we miss her.  I never would have thought I could miss a car so much.  Every time I walk out into the garage and see that empty spot I think of her.  She was special.  Our first Model A.   She was a grand old lady.  

Her new owners have renamed her.  Maggie....Molly.....Matilda??  I can't remember.  It doesn't matter.  She'll always be Peaches to me.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Grand Old Tour

Last month our car club hosted the 48th annual Grand Old Tour here in San Angelo.

Unfortunately, Daisy wasn't able to pull herself together in time and had to send her regrets for not being able to attend.  That didn't stop Roger and I from going.  We had lots of fun looking at other people's vehicles and meeting lots of folks that share the same interest we do:  Old Cars!

Roger put together a little video documenting the whole weekend.  It was a blast!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daisy's Lament

The memory becomes hazy
but this once was Daisy
a 1931 pick-up so rare.

Although not a beauty
now is seems looney
we thought she needed some flair.

Right from the start

we started taking her apart
and now we are filled with despair.

The crazy decision
to take her to West Texas Collision
has caused us to pull out our hair.

It's hard to remember
but they've had her from May thru September
and it certainly isn't fair!

Our sweet little Daisy
must think we are crazy
or at the very least we just don't care.

But she would be wrong
she's been gone way too long
and we'll bring her home soon, we swear!