Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Grandfather's Car

This is a photo of my grandfather's car, a 1954 Packard. He was the sole owner until his death at 94(??) in 2006. Unfortunately, he had debt, so it was sold to help with that. I hope the new owner treasures it as much as my grandfather did, and that the new owner has as much fun with it as my grandfather did.

My grandfather was 31 years in the Canadian and American Navy, and was a commander. He was a story teller, a man of humor, a cat person and a pack rat. Because of wildly dysfunctional things in my family, he was basically exiled from my family's life until 1989. I hate all the time that was wasted with that exile.

The car's in the sidebar now, too, along with a picture of the dog that belongs to his daughter--my mother.

4 comments:

peedee said...

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Car! I'm gonna show my dad because he gets all drooly over old cars. lol

And I'm glad you got to spend a few years after the exiling with him.

Hoorah Navy!! =)

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
Absolutely a Fabulous car. And I get what you mean about the exile, too.

Ann T.

Rush'd Lady said...

Nice car! :)
BTW! Thanx for showing me how to set up my blog list.

the observer said...

To peedee:
I love old cars too! Usually I try to get to one cruise a week, and snap pictures when I'm there.

To Ann T:
My grandmother was not of the soundest mind at times. After their divorce, she did things like cut his image out of all the family photos. I have a bunch of photos of my mom and grandmom, with half the picture missing! For the longest time, I had no idea what he even looked like. Just amazing and a little silly in retrospect.

Rush'ed Lady:
Why you are so welcome and I am glad to be of service! I hope you keep on blogging despite the changes coming--it's still a lot of fun :-)

The Observer (who really wishes the car could have stayed in the family...)