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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by R&C RON, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 345

    R&C RON

    The first photo is of my Dad in 1948, the second photo is of me Today. The location is my Grandparents neighborhood in Oakland California. Notice the flower pots above the garage door…….still in place after 66 years! Anyone else have time machine photos?
    Stogy, 54reno, Model T1 and 5 others like this.
  2. Just gotta like this stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Thats awesome...
  4. v8juice
    Joined: Dec 28, 2013
    Posts: 280


  5. Yeah, but your dad looks younger than you...:rolleyes:
    Model T1 likes this.
  6. weps
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 531

    from auburn,IN

    THAT is awesome!
  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,500


    Cool, I'd frame them in matching frames and hang them side by side.
  8. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,410

    from Berry, AL

    Let's see....garage door is different, tree on left is missing, bush on right is taller and blooming, car is different make,................kinda like one of those teasers you see in the newspaper, what is different!
    Great pics, it's always amazing to see how much places change or stay the same over the years.
  9. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 345

    R&C RON

    Thats my plan!
  10. You can also tell that the photographer is taller in the bottom pic.....
  11. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,919


    Way to go. Photos are like a time capsule.
  12. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,622


  13. Very cool...and it's nice to see a picture of " nice" Oakland
  14. Cool photo..

    this is a photo of my wife as a child with her grandmothers '54 Ford "Ranch Wagon"


    And her now after we restored the car..almost 57 years later.HRP
  15. WillyKJr
    Joined: Sep 5, 2009
    Posts: 142

    from Blackstone

    New hand rail added on stairway, vertical blinds from horizontal blinds, electric meter is upgraded......
    great taste in cars from both generations there. Good stuff Ron. Thanks for sharing it.
  16. Great shot, great ride. Thanks for posting that.
  17. Love those old photos, especially when there's a great story to go along with them.
  18. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Nice photos Ron. Some more from Oakland in the '50s. The guy in both photos is the same. The house is down by Lake Merritt. DSCN0003.jpg DSCN0018.jpg DSCN0023.jpg DSCN0007.jpg DSCN0011.jpg DSCN0008.jpg
  19. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    R&C RON

    Here are a couple more photos with my Grandparents house in the background.
  20. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  21. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,842

    from California

    cool photos. A few years ago I went to Oakland to see the house where I lived when I was born. my grandparents lived across the street. I didn't get out of the car and take photos, I locked my doors and got the hell out of there.
  22. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Thanks everyone. These are great photos.
  23. Yeah, I did the same thing. The neighborhood where I was born is now just "the hood".
  24. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    R&C RON

  25. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
    Posts: 775

    MAD 034
    from Washington

    Very nice -- love stuff like that.

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