Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Randy's First Automobile in About 1949 -- Post 677 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs:  

This photograph is of me in about 1949 - the proud driver of my first automobile - a pedal-powered vehicle that I drove all around the block.  I think that I received this car at Christmas 1948, but I can't tell what the model is.  

We lived at 2119 30th Street in San Diego, in the upstairs apartment that my great-grandparents built in the late 1890s.  My block was my domain!  In time, I marked stop signs and turn lanes with chalk on the sidewalks but I never tried to cross the streets.  

Don't I look cute at 5 years old in my baseball cap, little short-pants outfit, and shoes and socks?

This photo was colorized with the MyHeritage tools.  


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Diane Gould Hall said...

No doubt about the coolness factor in that young dude :)

Susie Q said...

The bell on your vehicle makes me wonder about a fire truck.......

Lateboomer said...

Very cute! I wished I had a pedal car like that when I was a little girl, but being female in the fifties had to settle for doll strollers and such. I'll bet that was a fun ride, Randy!

Chuck and Susan said...

I had one just like it!

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I had the coolest blue Cadillac. The chain kept falling off. My brother's car was a police car. Wish I had photos of them. Love your stance, cool guy.