My sweetheart has been dreaming and planning to buy a new pickup. He has shopped online and with dealers. He has talked a lot to folks about what they know about pickups. He had to check them all out so he would be ready when the time came to buy the right one. Awhile back, as we drove by a 'classic' car lot, I found what I thought was the perfect truck for him. I thought it was the perfect truck for him but I didn't quite convince him that it was the one for him. Since he had successfully restored my vintage trailer I thought, perhaps, he wouldn't mind doing the work needed on this one.
This old truck had such character. Why wouldn't he want a truck with old wooden sides that had stood the test of time?
Everything about this truck was intrigued me. It was an old Willys truck from the nineteen twenties. Family owned by the same family since it was new. Now it was time to pass it on to someone else.
Imagine cranking the engine before you got in to drive off down the road.
I loved the details and tried to imagine how wonderful they must have seemed back in the day. A headlight. . .
The old windshield. . .
And the steering wheel.
The door handle on the outside. . .
And the handle on the inside.
Running boards that had seen better days. . .
And a rear view mirror.
A turn signal operated from inside the cab so you could stay dry on rainy days.
The muffler just outside the cab. . .
And a fire extinguisher on the inside. A fire extinguisher? Really? That's not a comforting thought!
Everything about this old truck was fascinating.
A thought came to mind. I thought my sweetheart might agree - he could buy this wonderful, old truck and restore it for me! Wouldn't it be a conversation piece going down the road while towing Daffodil? A vintage truck with a vintage trailer! Hmmm. . .I liked that idea!
My sweetheart did buy a truck. Not this one. He seemed to think he wanted something a bit more modern. So, a few days ago, after a long search, this is what my sweetheart brought home. Just what he wanted. The perfect truck for him!
The new truck is part of the new season of our lives - and some long-awaited adventures. I'll share more soon.