Saturday, August 27, 2011


We have a good friend who owns a
1956 Ford Thunderbird roadster convertible.
Two-seater, with the continental kit; turquoise blue, 312 V8 engine. 

Every time DH sees it he almost cries.
When DH finally told our friend about his admiration for the little blue baby,
 Said Friend told him to come get the keys and take it for a spin.

So on a warm summer evening my honey
 pulled up in the driveway to take me out on a hot date.
We went for a cruise through the country, wind in the hair,
 sun glasses, waving at anyone who stared—the whole bit.

 Then we drove down Main Street and waved at more people,
 got yelled at by some kids on skate boards and got a thumbs-up 
from another one of our friends, a police officer in his patrol car.

 DH was in hot rod heaven.

 I kinda liked it too.

 We stopped to get something to eat at a hamburger stand. 

 I had a pastrami grinder—hold the mayo.

We share a side of fries—fresh cut Idaho Russets with fry sauce. 
The best!

 Then back in our cool ride for another cruise.  It was FUN, FUN, FUN.

 Only one complaint—no cup holder.

No we won't be buying the T-bird.

Yes, convertibles do a number on a head of hair,
but we're just grateful to have hair at this point.

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:
you find the present tense, but the past perfect.


Sarah said...

Wow! I'm jealous! That is a great car, and you two suit it well! Glad you got to take it for a spin. All that is missing is a drive in movie!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh I love it Leenie - what a glorious adventure.

TexWisGirl said...

THAT is a perfect date night! wow! thanks for taking us along!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. aren't you beautiful!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Now that is a style date. I love it you two look beautiful. I am so happy you took pics hope you framed one and put it on your wall the one of the two of you is my favourite. B

Samantha said...

Gorgeous car, gorgeous couple..and gorgeous sandwich! ;)

Bill Lisleman said...

wow such a nice friend to let cruise in that classic

Terry and Linda said...

Don't you just love the stares!? When we go out in one of Terry's rods people will sometimes cheer! It is such a hoot!

Great ride there!


Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

What a great blog post! Looks like such a fun time...and I love your comments--esp the "tense" one (and I'm glad you still have your hair--blown around or otherwise ;) )

Linda Sue said...

You look great in that car!
You wear it so well!
Yes be grateful for hair- yours is plentiful and gorgeous! Love the colour of the t-bird! wowie!

Debbie said...

i LOVED seeing a picture of you BUT all i kept thinking about was how you "cheat" at cards!! haha

sweet ride, you are both adorable...BUT i am a lil "distracted" by the food!!!

Anairam said...

Now THAT is what I call a date!

susan m hinckley said...

That nostalgia quote is one of my favorites, Leenie -- thanks for reminding me of it. I grew up in a home that was never without a convertible, and the convertible was never far from a drive-in with fry sauce . . . *sigh. You make a girl homesick.

Anzu said...

Thank you for sharing wonderful weekend. =^-^= Your smiling face is beautiful and cool! Your husband is very charming ! (≧∇≦)ъ Nice Shots.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous- what a wonder date (and those fries look superb!!)

Pearl said...

OMG, every single thing about that date was perfect, impressive, and enviable!!


TALON said...

Perfection! Especially the stop at the hamburger stand. It should have been one of the old drive-ins :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is one beautiful really should get one, you look good in that shade of blue:)