11/28/14

COMING HOME from grandma's house


Traveling this weekend in the United States will be a challenge. Not much you can do about it. But if you choose to drive like this family you're just asking for it.


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I'm guessing on their way to grandma's for Thanksgiving they all faced out the front of the car. But for the trip home they seemed to think they just had to look out the back and put it in reverse. The half-assed backwards way of travel. I'm betting there are some folks tied up in traffic about now who don't think this is such a bad idea.

Though not a float for a parade, it makes about as much as sense as the prompt this week for Sepia Saturday.
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24 comments:

  1. This is the first time I have seen a photo of heads out the back of those old cars....a different view!

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  2. Great photo! It's amazing how people used to travel before seat belt laws, well before seat belts even existed! Wonder what these nutty people were looking at?

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    1. I'm guessing the photographer who was probably the father. I believe the woman on the right is the mother.

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  3. Ah, they were actually going down the road...what a strange way to travel! Yes, going to anywhere over a holiday is challenging...as I'm actually still away from home until tomorrow!

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    1. I'm pretty sure the car wasn't moving.

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  4. Who knows what else those two couples got up to under that canopy. What a delightful snapshot.

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    1. It could be a clown car! There could be dozens of clowns in there!

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    1. Indeed. The reason I now own it.

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  6. It doesn't look like they were moving when the photo was taken. The license plate looks pretty sharp--can you read a date?

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    1. No, they weren't moving. The date on the plate is 1919.

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  7. Amazing photo. I love that it's now rescued and treasured.

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  8. A perfect photo to start a new category of Backwards.
    I like how there is only a single rear lamp next to the license plate.

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    1. Backwards. Now that would be a challenging category.

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  9. Cute photo. A quartet of silly people having fun!

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    1. Indeed. Not something you often find in old snapshots.

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  10. I hesitate to say this but perhaps the Thanksgiving Turkey was 'not quite right’ - it would make sense to have your head out of the window in preparation for the next wave of ....nausea.

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    1. Oh, I like this. A whole story is now developing…as is the nausea.

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  11. Actually I think Little Nell might be on to something there ! A great snapshot.

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  12. Too bad we don't have a "Like" button because some of the comments are as interesting as the photo. Sooooo, was there no back window, period?

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    1. I believe there was a "curtain" that could be lowered on the back window.

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