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Optimism & Old Cars
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Just brought my dog Persephone to the US from Colombia where my wife and son are currently stuck. Trying to get lost is almost impossible in a neighborhood I lived in for nearly 30 years but seeing change is nice I guess. A lot of the old cars that were around are gone now. Thinking about the pandemic and how many people have been affected as we walk along is much better than sitting at home thinking about it. I miss my family.
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I love the photo of the rear end of the car, where the snow outline on the ground mimics the horizontal fins of the car. That snow must have fallen straight down.
You write some good stuff!
I know things will get better, I just hope that I will live long enough to witness it!
How long til the owner of the chevy says he was wondering what you were doing taking photos of the car lol
This all goes away soon. I predict we'll see some pretty bitchin cars hit the scene this year.
Great story, Joey. I love it when I get a nice surprise when I least expect it, like turning the corner and seeing this sweet Biscayne. Looks like Stella enjoyed it as well...........Optimism, yeah, we certainly need that right now.
Kool Story ! Great Sign ! I Agree, Never Give Up, The secret to success IMO with words of wisdom from my parents, "There are No Excuses, Make it Happen"
My dad worked for the Virginia Farm Bureau back in the day and drove a new black '60 Biscayne 4 dr company car just like that one except it had blackwall tires. We moved to Oklahoma at the end of '61 and that was the end of that. But we did move to Oklahoma with a '58 Biscayne 4 dr (Glen Green) and a '54 210 4 dr (black).
Stella is cool!
And RE the sign, it reminds me of a line from the movie Galaxy Quest: "Never give up! Never surrender!"
Thanks for that!
I guess I have a hard time feeling at all optimistic anymore.
It's a sad reflection on our current times, that we NEED sign like that.
What really bothers me is, when all the "greatest generation" and all us "Baby Boomers" are gone, there will be no more memories of when times were really good. Only stories about those times
Just an FYI ... the "DON'T GIVE UP" signs are part of a suicide prevention campaign that started in Oregon back in 2017 ... and has since gone global (see www.dontgiveupsigns.com)
It appears that chevy has seen a lot of block sanding....nice and straight with shiny black paint. It was good to see photos of my old home town. I was born/raised in a small town 85 miles up river from Portland but most of us went to Portland to make our fortunes after graduation and/or coming home from the military. I stayed on the southeast side of town mostly. The last year or so the news out of Portland hasn't been too good. Breaks my heart. It was nice you got to spend some time there.
Thanks for sharing Joey! Cool car and even better sign. Pretty sure the sooner we all realize we really are in this together, the sooner we can help each other through it.
I keep waiting for the right cruiser like that one coming to me at the right place and time to become my daily....
Life is a series of moments.
That was a good moment.
It's Orygon by the way!
1stGrumpy said it all. Things will get better. It may take another four years.
A lot to like here Joey.I like the car, I like Both signs,(another one down the street,"You got This",and I like your attitude.I'm havin fun now.Let's make some history
I really enjoyed that thanks!! Lippy
My wife and I are living a normal life. I still get with some car guys every afternoon for adult beverages and meet another set of friends for lunch on Wednesdays. We didn’t do our usual winter in SoCal. Right now, I’m more concerned for our country and how it’s going to affect my grand children.
Great story, Portland is maybe the easiest town I have ever been to get lost in or at least to have to stop and study a map of one sort or another to figure out where you are. Some interesting old neighborhoods there though.
Great thread and true to the core.
Beautifull story, and great pictures!
You might have to look far, but we will come through the disease, and for sure the winter!
Sunny roads with our lovely cars!
There´s usually a positive side to most negative things, but right now thet positive sides are well hidden under a big load of c**p that is happening. Thank you for taking us out and showing us around!!
Right on, Joey and Stella. Great message.
Nice car and photos, but it does deserve to be in a nice dry garage, and out of the snow and salt...
Great read! Crazy how a brisk walk and the sight of a Plain Jane Biscayne can make the last 12 months disappear, even if just for a moment
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