Wednesday, November 25, 2009

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Family Photographs: Post 81 -- My Red Fire Engine

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

This photograph is from the box of loose photographs given me by my mother between 1988 and 2002:

This photograph was taken in about 1949 on the block I lived in San Diego (although I don't recognize the background - lost in time, I fear). My guess is that my grandfather, Lyle Carringer, took the picture of me posing with my personal fire engine.

I'm pretty sure that my little red fire engine was well used as I rode around the block (learning to drive?), and between the houses, ringing my little bell and using my voice as a siren. I imagine that when the bell ringing stopped, my mother would start worrying.

1 comment:

J.M. said...

Loved the photo and the story with it.

My Wordless Wednesday (with a few words ;)) is here: