Friday, May 16, 2008

Vintage Truck



Does anything else really need to be said about this photo?

Of course, if I'm answering the question, the answer, regrettably for my one reader, must be YES.

This was taken from Callis' Wharf, on Gwynn's Island (see yesterday's run-on entry about this place for more trivial details, that can hardly be called details but whatever was said is guaranteed to be trivial).

Directly behind this BEAUTIFULLY PERFECT TRUCK is water. The lighting is so horrid that it looks like pavement, but, in fact, it is water. If my range were wide enough, we would also be able to see the Seabreeze Restaurant, also known to locals as The Grill, which has the most spectacular water views of any restaurant (or grill) I know. If you're ever on Gwynn's Island, please stop in here and get yourself a burger or a fried flounder sandwich. (Mmmmmmm. Fried Flooouuunnnnder.)

In spite of the mouth-watering food I've just referenced, the accompanying cravings, the beauty of the background, plus the scenic water, the only thing I can focus on here is this truck. I love it. I absolutely LOVE old vehicles. I just love driving, and I love stick shifts, and I love anything that is different and no longer the norm. And No Longer the Norm pretty much describes life in Mathews.

In short, I love this truck.

11 comments:

MommyTime said...

It's a great truck. I have a photo like this of an even older black pickup in front of a white picket fence under an impossibly blue sky. I took it out west somewhere. Can't recall. But I LOVE old trucks too, so I couldn't resist.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

mommytime - I would love to see that picture, it sounds incredible. The coloring in this picture was virtually non-existent, but yours sounds PERFECT.

Thanks for visiting.

cats said...

I like that truck too. Do you ever go to car shows and check out old trucks and cars? On Friday nights, in the summer, they have a bunch of classic cars on display in the Anna's pizza Parlor parking lot. We go there quite often and look at them and talk to the owners. It is cool. Check that out if you haven't sometime. I love it when people take old trucks (like the one in your photo) and paint them and put wheels on them. Maybe you should buy one and fix it up.
I know you like stick shifts because that is what you learned on. I used to admire the way you drove that VW bus. I didn't learn how to drive a stick until I was about 19. I bought a chevette. Once I got the hang of it, It was gravy. At first, I used to let off the clutch too fast and it would cut out. You know what I mean.

tj said...

...Fried flounder sandwich? Mmm, that sounds good! How far is it from Missouri to Mathews? lol... Yeah, I'd drive that far for a good fish sandwich! ;o)

...And you're a girl after my own heart CBW! I love that ol' truck too! I've always loved old cars & trucks and have even owned a few. Right now I have a '69 Pontiac Executive out in the barn - she's so pretty... It only gets driven every so often and it even won first place in an all pontiac car show once, but since she's been sitting she's not so much "car show ready" anymore...(*sigh*)...Much like her owner! lol...;o)

...Cute photo! I would've focused on the truck too...

...Blessings... :o)

foolery said...

The light around water is rare, almost white, in my memory. That's the color it should be at the shore. But can we hear a little more about the sandwiches?

Roz said...

Great old truck--love the rounded lines.

(Man, what I'd give for a fresh fried flounder sandwich! Dang.)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Cats - I have been to that car show in Gloucester and love it.

tj - I'd love to see that truck of yours. I'll bet it is awesome. I'd love to own an old truck, I'd drive it everywhere. Also, I can fed-ex you a fried fish sandwich if you want, but I'm pretty sure it'd be soggy by the time it reached you.

foolery & roz - oh, the sandwiches are good. So good. Fried flounder is simply the best.

I'm getting hungry, gotta run.

soupisnotafingerfood said...

Two thoughts on the old truck:

1) My uncle and his brother owned a crossroads country grocery store, and that is where I had my first job. They had an old beater truck - even older than the one in your photo - that was the "store truck". So retro-cool.

2) After it finally died, my dad parked an old Int'l Harvester Scout in our tractor barn. I'm sure he was intending to fix it up, but that never happened. BUT, we kiddos would go sit in it and pretend to be driving and shifting the stick shift and if I try hard enough, I can conjur up its smell.

Aaaah, old trucks.

kaffy said...

Yes, I agree with the others...excellent truck picture. Now, says the woman with waaay too much time on her hands, double-click on the picture and zoom in on the phantom black glove on the pole. Is there a severed hand attached to it? Mwahahaha. Only the shadow knows...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kaffy, you win the Where's Waldo award. Indeed, that is an honest-to-goodness CRABBER'S GLOVE. Or, a clammer's glove. Or basically any sort of seafood-catchin'glove. (My money is on the crabber. I've seen way too many in our creek and know the uniform.)

GREAT CATCH! (pun intended)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

And soup - That's pretty cool about the cross-roads store. They are a dying breed other than your 7-11's and your Wa Wa's these days.

Or, around here, such names as GET - N - ZIP. It sounds like the name of a really bad movie, but it is the honest-to-goodness name of a convenience store. At a major crossroads...