From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

1954 Ford Bread Truck

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One of the interesting things about having a blog is observing the many internet travellers who pass through it and sometimes hearing from them in comments or via e-mail.

A few days ago, I had an email from a reader in California. He said he had visited the photos I posted a few weeks ago of a 1951 Ford F5 Cab-over truck and mentioned that he has a 1954 Ford bread truck that he might sell to the right person. He bought the truck to save it from being melted down or stripped for salvage, but he's not sure if he has the time and talent to restore it. He's torn between keeping it and selling it, but if he sells it, he wants it to go to a person who appreciates it.

I asked if he could send some photos and he did. Two of them are posted below. If you have any advice or comments about restoring this truck or if you are interested in owning the vehicle, you can send e-mail to imagedump2003 at yahoo dot com.

I don't intend to turn the blog into a used-car lot, but I appreciated the uniqueness of this vehicle and the desire of its owner to do right by it.

 1954 Ford bread truck

 1954 Ford bread truck

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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