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It has been rumored that this is how our intrepid webmaster, Dave ~ simplyconnected, got his start working on cars....
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Wait - did they even have cars back then?



Cool picture though...
Chrysler Airflow?
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Great pix. You will notice that not only is this little guy dressed for what we used to call "Customer Service " but he actually has his eyes on the nozzle when filling. The only thing missing would be the clean rag in his back pocket to check the oil.
Yes they actually checked our oil
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Great picture, Ray. I have two older brothers and those cuffs brought me back because that's exactly what Mom did until I 'grew into' my pants.

My parents survived the Great Depression and I am the last of five kids. Mom never threw out anything if she could knock out a few more turns. Even then, if I tore the knee, she ironed-on a new patch AND sewed it in. Many of my pants couldn't bend at the knee because the patch was stiff as a board.

God blessed my family with great parents. Mom was always there, easy to talk with and she never had words with ANY of her in-laws. If Dad instigated an argument, she simply started singing hymns instead of engaging. That made him madder but it also made him realize how silly most arguments are. They both nearly made it to 100.

The boy next door had a '53 Chevy with a straight six. One day he pulled the valve cover off and was 'lashing the valves' with a feeler gauge, right there in his driveway. I was amazed (and hooked). I must have asked thousands of questions as I learned as much as I could. First, I wanted to know how an engine could 'turn over'.

Thanks again for the picture, Ray. I love your humor. - Dave
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Hi Dave, thank you for your comments. It actually came from Chris, ~ bird 60 from Down Under. When I saw it, I thought of you. Thank you also for sharing information regarding your family life. You were quite lucky to have your parents in your life for such a long time. I was not so lucky. I had a wonderful Mom whom I lost when I was 12 years old due to cancer. I have missed her all my life. She was a wonderful Christian woman. As for my Dad... Not much I can say there about him... I lost him decades ago... and he lost us kids years before that... But I had a fairly happy teenage life, and then it all got better when I joined the Air Force, met and married my wife of 40 years. It is difficult to realize that she has been gone for nearly 20 years now, also due to cancer. I digress.. Thanks again, and I am happy you enjoyed the picture...
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Great picture and memories! Its always good to step back once in a while to reflect & count our blessings.
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Great photo. Maybe he's extracting gasoline. Anyhow, he can't reach the windows from the running boards.
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Dean you are right at that height, he is definitely an apprentice tire guy
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Great picture! Dave is that a 40 ford or 40 Merc? Can't see the taillight to tell. Both makes had pivoting rear 1/4 windows. Do you remember....he..he..?
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Pretty sure it's a '37 Chrysler Airflow.
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