Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Photo: Rolls Royce running board

This close photo of the running board of a classic Rolls Royce gives me a chance to tell a story about my husband's family.

Dave's mother grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she and her mother lived with her aunt, uncle and cousin.  In the summer her uncle would drive the two women and their daughters to Cape Cod where they would rent a cottage, and he would drive back and forth on the weekends.

In the 1920's there were no credit cards, of course.  They put the cash they would need for the summer in a carpet bag, but my mother's uncle accidentally left the carpet bag on the running board of the car.  When they arrived in Cape Cod, astonishingly, the carpet bag of money was still on the running board.  It had not fallen off on that long drive with many Massachusetts traffic circles.  Thank goodness for the wide running boards of cars in that era.

This week we have photos of the architecture of Egypt on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site, featuring the intricate patterns of Islamic art.

9 comments:

glenda said...

No bumpy roads I would guess. Funny story.

Sharon said...

Good luck for them!

Milton Ostetto said...

Uma foto e historia muito interessantes

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My mother's family was very close to having their summer ruined, was saved by an extraordinarily unlikely stroke of luck.

brattcat said...

super composition.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup I think Dave's right, it was a bit of luck AND the wide running boards. Fanatastic story Julie.

Teresa said...

Oh my heavens, I would have been breathing a sigh of major relief once I got to my destination. Thank goodness for the engineering of the times!

Jack said...

Your image today is an excellent abstract image.

Quite a story about Dave's family. I have gone a block with a cup of coffee on the car's top, but going from Worcester to the Cape without losing the moneybag is miraculous.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Nice one, I like the composition of the image...

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