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52 years old

I was down the road from the office this week and saw this car pull into a spot near me. I approached the driver as it was a familiar model.  It was a 1965 Pontiac Parisienne and it was in great shape.  It turned out that he’s the original owner and has been driving it for 52 years. He had it repainted 5 years  But imagine driving the same car for 52 years!!

No heated seats, no power windows, no satellite radio, no pollution controls. It’s really amazing how much technology is now part of our car experience. Not this one.

I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone that is driving a car this old and it’s their regular car – not a collector’s item.

 

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I took this photo at an antique dealer in Hamilton ON

I heard this week that there is a sudden demand for typewriter repair men….it seems that a younger generation has discovered the typewriter and rather likes it. While no one makes typewriters anymore what the young people thought was neat was that it didn’t need electricity!

Garden shots

Summer and gardens – I’m not a great gardner by any means but I love to pull weeds, turn soil, add water, watch the plants grow up. The tiger lilies seem extra bright this summer and perhaps all the rain has brought them to full colour. Most evenings I spend a bit of time outside doing what Wendy calls “tinkering”. 20170718_210210

I admit that I love being outdoors and that’s part of the enjoyment for sure, but seeing how the plants change and grow day by day is another part of it. Jason seems to have picked up my enjoyment of gardens – there is just something about the feel of the soil and the results of growing plants that I find quite soothing to my soul. These photos are off my Samsung Edge – great shots from a phone I think.

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