Monday, January 9, 2017

My Little Ford Pinto

I learned to drive on a 1977 Ford LTD which was a big boat of a car that really only Mother could drive.  She drove it to town on Friday's to get her hair done and to get groceries.  We drove it to church on Sunday. When you drive a car that infrequently, it doesn't tend to run well.  Mother was the only one who could manage it which irritated my father no end and frustrated me greatly as I was learning to drive.

Fortunately, just a few weeks before I got my license, my parents bought a small car for me to drive during high school and college.  It wasn't the cutest or coolest thing on the road but it meant freedom and opportunity to me.

I unearthed these photos during my Mother's recent kitchen remodel.  It has been a hectic year end and new year to say the least.  Videos may be a bit sparse this month as we are still getting my father on his feet after a long hospital stay.  You never want to be in the hospital over Christmas not just because it isn't festive but because you can't get anything done!  The doctors and nurses on the floor were great.  However, non emergent procedures got put off until the rest of the staff came back to work.

I have a couple more sketches to do to actually complete the number I want to have for 2016 so the 2016 sketchbook will be coming along but probably not for a few more weeks.  Stay tuned...

In the meantime, here is a video for you and be sure to check out my classes at



Thanks for watching and Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. I love the photos you have on your layout!!
    One year my dad was in the hospital over the holidays, not fun for anyone :(
    All the best to you and your family in the new year :)


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