Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Randy's First Car -- Post 348 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Carringer family collection:

This is my first car!  In the 1940s, every kid wanted a little red, one person, pedal car to drive on the sidewalk around the neighborhood, right?  Or even in the street...I seem to recall getting several blocks away from home with this luxurious model.  I don't think it had brakes, though, so I didn't take it to school (which was downhill).

This is your humble correspondent (I used to be pretty cute, eh?  and blond, too) and his red pedal car in the late 1940s.  Check out the jaunty cap, and the fancy driving shorts, and the shoes too.  Doesn't everyone put his foot on the bumper of his car?  

My guess is that this is about 1947-1949, since I look age 4 to 6 in this picture.  

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1 comment:

Grandpa Landmeier said...

I think it's a fire truck. Looks like a bell on the hood.