Being a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but being a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Hike Into The Past

We took a hike with my sister and her husband a couple of days ago and to our surprise we came upon this wonderful old, beat up, sad looking jalopy, sitting quietly where someone had left it who knows how many years ago. My husband, who is a car enthusiast, new right away that it was a Rambler from the 60's and he and my brother-in-law spent some time looking it all over. What kind of life did it have? Who did it belong to? Why was it left here in this spot out in the middle of nowhere?  All these questions remain unanswered. But we do know how it could have looked when it was new.

Hard to believe that old beat up car once looked like this isn't it?
But wait, there's more. As we kept hiking along to our surprise we came upon another jalopy. Can you believe it? (No we weren't walking in a junkyard)
At first we thought we had found an old VW Beetle. I was already to "Punch Bug" my husband when he saw the front and told me it wasn't a Beetle or even a VW. He has an uncle that used to have one of these and told us it was a 1950 something Renault. And of course we had to look this one up online to see what it could have looked like when it was new.

Pretty cool huh?  If you look close enough you can see that the side doors are hooked together in the middle by hinges and the front door is what was called a suicide door because it opened the opposite way. You can read about them here  My husband found a piece of trim near the car that he thought might have been on the interior at one point. But looking at other pictures of interiors he found nothing that looked like it. Then all of a sudden he was looking at the front view shot above and saw the trim. It is the piece on the front of the back fender. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you should be able to see it better.

So that was our fun little hike that was not only physically good for us, but educational too

Have a lovely day.

- SallyAnn Bruce

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