SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE - Well Maybe a Little!

As I age, I like change less and less, maybe it is part of the aging process.  I do not "live in the past," but I do prefer the simpler way of life that I remember growing up in the 1950s and early 1960s in Connecticut.  Part of that simpler life were my trips in my 1929 Model "A" Ford Roadster.

I received my driver's license in 1962, and enjoyed many a trip in my 1929 Model "A" Ford Roadster.  Most of my trips included touring up US Route 7, and my favorite drive is along the Housatonic River from Cornwall Bridge to West Cornwall Connecticut, where you cross the covered bridge into the little village.  My favorite picture from that time is above (taken in mid-1963) , just over the bridge in the village at Bruce's Toll House Antiques that I often visited.  I owned this car for twenty years, and sadly sold it in 1982. When Cathy and married and returned to Connecticut in 1995, I told her that I would like to have another Model "A" Ford.  We got a 1931 Pickup, but it wasn't the same.  In September, 2001, we found a wonderfully restored 1930 Roadster, sold the Pickup and  bought the roadster.

October 24, 2001, was the perfect "Indian Summer Day" and we travelled to the same spot - 38 years later - for almost the same picture.  Some things only change a little - can you spot the changes?

Some things do change for the better!!!

Here is Cathy patiently waiting while Ian Ingersoll, Cabinetmaker, and owner of the old "Toll House Antiques" graciously helped me place the roadster to take the photos.

Heather (7) and Candy (17) enjoyed their first ride in an "open car."

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