Friday, February 8, 2013

The Farm Truck

Good afternoon friends.
I worked from home today.
So glad my boss allows us to take our laptops home..
because it would have been a rough ride driving 
along the river this morning.
We got another 7 inches of snow on the ground after our storm warning
was over about noon today.

If you have been following me for awhile,
you know that I spent many days on
both my maternal and paternal dairy farms.  

I saw a red truck last week which reminded me of
my gram's farm truck.
Gramma B (my maternal gramma) was a fast driver.
Did I say
This is a picture of the farm truck my gramma drove.
Not as nice as this picture though.
Her Ford took a beating but kept on ticking...
better than a Timex. LOL
She drove so fast that if an older person was driving
slower than her,
she would shout out.
C'mon Gramma or
C'mon Grampa
Get Moving.

My sister and I always got a kick out of her,
and we would laugh and say gramma you are probably
 just as old as them.
She would laugh and say...
"If they cannot drive the speed limit then they should not drive".

Guess my gramma forgot she was a lead foot. LOL

We loved driving with her to town once a week.
She would get a few groceries,
feed for the chicks,
and we would get treated to
Dairy Queen!
burger fries and ice cream...nothing better to a kid
growing up in the Summer on a farm.

The irony of this story,
is my paternal gramma (gramma H)
hated to drive and drove under the speed limit
wherever she went.
Gramma B probably yelled at her a time or too as well. LOL

Farm Truck Blessings To All!


  1. Great story and memory.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I love old trucks
    Woolie hugs

  2. Hi Janice, love the old truck and your wonderful memories, enjoyed your post, Blessings Francine.

  3. Oh Janice I love that truck!!! My uncle owned a Sunoco station down here in Florida and he had a truck like that in navy blue. During our Summer visits he would drive all the kids around in that great old truck...great memories!
    Have a great weekend,

  4. Great story! I grew up on a farm and loved every minute of it! Have a great weekend, Dawn

  5. Gorgeous truck. We got that snow here in Ontario also. I just came in from the barn, giving the horses their last feeding for the night and the snow was up to my knees. It has stopped snowing but it is still pretty windy.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Don't we cherish memories of the "good ole days?" Love that old truck picture. Bet your Grandma was a trip. Stay warm and safe.

  7. Love the truck and the story of you gramma! Great memories.

  8. Great memory Janice, I love vintage cars & trucks. My sister had a bright yellow truck like this years ago. We pushed it more than we rode in it, LOL. Stay warm ~*~Lisa

  9. What wonderful, special memories, what wonderful grandmothers and what a gem of a truck!!!That truck has been my dream vehicle for many years...Sending greetings from snowy Maine, Julie.

  10. Does your Gramma B wear leather jacket as well? She sounds like a cool grandparent and a tough chick when she was younger. ;P Where's the truck now? Prince@Lexus of Ann Arbor


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