Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Photo: Rolls Royce running board
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.