Saturday, November 2, 2013

Remember When....


you might be old....if car hops and trays on the side of the car are things you remember well.


and if you remember BIG steering wheels, well....you have to be OLD...





A man went in the garage and said to the mechanic,"Have you got a wiper blade for my car?"

 the mechanic looked out the door and said "OK, sounds like a fair deal"


My wife phoned me and said "I've got water in the carburetor"  I was suitably impressed and said "OK, where's the car?" She replied "in the river."



I was in out in my Austin Healey the other morning when my boss rang up and told me "You've been promoted". And with that I swerved.
And then he rang up a second time and said "You've been promoted again".
And I swerved again. He rang up a third time and said, "Now ... you're managing director".
And I drove into a tree. Then a policeman came up and humorously asked, "What happened to you?"
And I said, "I've careered off the road".






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37 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Thi was a fun way to start my day, Sandra!

From the Kitchen said...

Love those cars! I didn't even know Sonic had carhops because I've never lived in an area with a Sonic.

Best,
Bonnie

Blackberry Lane said...

A great way to start my Sat. I love the red Chevrolet!

Crystal Mary said...

Gosh aren't they just so fabulous! We have one under the house in our basement. Ray has fixed it all up and it only has less than 29,000 miles on it. They take you back to being young again.

LindyLou Mac said...

Love your new header. We do not have many american cars in Europe so all very unfamiliar to me. I do remember having old roller skates similar to those though!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Those cars look so pretty....smiles too

Amy Burzese said...

GREAT minds, Sandra!!! Love your red! And the jokes . . .

Anne Payne said...

Cool cars and funny jokes!

Willow said...

Hee Hee you had me chuckling this morn Sandra !
Cool new header.
Aww look a crazy Ostrich lady to visit ~ oh wait that's ME
ha ha thanks for the link over !
Have a super weekend.
Willow

Deb said...

they don't make cars like that anymore...beautiful....fun post...

Cranberry Morning said...

We don't have Sonic up here, but I sure do remember going to the A&W drive-in after Sunday night church services and getting that frosty mug of rootbeer - or maybe a banana popsicle. And I remember the car and the fuzzy dice. Oh yikes, this gives away way too much information! Fun post. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

such beauties. i am partial to the chevy - my favorite would be a 1970 chevelle, but the malibu was close. :)

Mersad said...

I love this style. Great images too. Boy have I missed your blog... :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

S. Etole said...

I'm old as I remember much of that. Beautiful cars.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those cars a beautiful and so so shinny! I do remember the trays on the window but we didn't have Sonic. Also remember those big steering wheels!

SweetMarie said...

I wish they still had places like this to eat...such fun! My son would love it!
Red is my favorite color and these cars are gorgeous! The last one is beautiful!!

Miss Debbie said...

Great looking cars and cute funnies! Thanks for the smile this Sat morning!

Betsy Adams said...

Funny ones and beautiful old cars. I must be older than dirt because I remember all of that WELL.... ha

My hubby would not be happy if I drove our car into the river.... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

photowannabe said...

That candy apple red car is beautiful. I can see how everybody would be looking at it.
Silly jokes for my morning coffee....
Always love coming here to get my batteries charged.

photowannabe said...

P.S.

Yes I am OLD !!!

I remember those things much too clearly......

Susannah said...

Hi Sandra, Jim is standing here and loving these pictures of the old cars. He was naming them off and telling me what year and who had one in those days back when. Great job on the pictures.

DawnTreader said...

Besides the age thing you also have to be American, I think ;) I had to look up 'car hop', I didn't get it just from the pictures!

Ginny said...

You've been to a car show! Isn't it fun to happen to pass one by?? My favorite here is that convertible that has the top in the trunk, at first I couldn't even figure it out!

Madi and Mom said...

HI MS
OH WE ARE SO LATE CHECKING IN ....MY PEEPS HAD TO DO SOME MAJOR TIDYING UP AT MY GPEEP'S HOUSE. IT WIS BEING SHOWN TO A POTENTIAL BUYER MONDAY. MY PEEPS CAME HOME SMELLY, SWEATY AND ACHY BUT THIS TOO SHALL PASS

OH BOY WHAT A GREAT POST. AND SUCH MEMORIES...I USED TO GO TO THE SKATING RINK EVERY SATURDAY.
HUGS c

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

No to remembering car hops only because i never went to anyplace that had any, including Sonic now. We also go to as many car shows as we can when we are near one.

Chatty Crone said...

Sandra when I was younger I had a red Ford Torino Convertible with a white rood. And my dad had my name Sandy - painted on the side and I hated it. He did it without telling me - come to think of it that is when I changed the way I spelled my name to Sandie!

Snapper II said...

Fantastic post. I am still laughing at "water in my carburator.

A Quiet Corner said...

Do I remember???? My first job was a car-hop, attaching those trays to the windows!!!! But we never had to wear skates...thank goodness!...:)JP

Kathy said...

I remember those things but I'm NOT old!

George said...

I really like these cars. The sonic here in Crossville still has trays on the side of the car and servers on roller skates.

SquirrelQueen said...

I am in heaven with all these red beauties. It's the old muscle cars that of the 60s that I really love but anything in red. I used to have a '65 Ford that looked a lot like the black top Malibu in your photo. I loved that car.

Eva Ason said...

Mmmm beautiful cars!! I am working on a Buick at the moment

Ann said...

Awesome looking cars. We didn't get to one single car show this year.
I do remember car hops. When I was little there was an Elby's Big Boy that used them. I always thought it was so cool

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

My Dad taking us to Winnipeg,a 80 mile drive for supper at A+W and getting car-hop service. Oh does that bring back special memories.

magscorner said...

Oh, yes I am old and remember all this well. I had a few of those cars with the big steering wheel. Loved them! We still have Sonic here and they car hop wearing skates. I was a car hop when I was 17 but not at Sonic. I loved roller skating though. The funnies made me laugh, especially the one with the water in the carburetor. Hugs!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I loved the roller skaters the most!
Thanks for making me smile:)

Rose said...

I was thinking just the other day about the big steering wheels--if my Rav4 had one, there would be no room left for me...LOL