Photos and thoughts; Cars; 1950s; 1960s

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“I may be wrong, but I have never found deserting friends conciliates enemies.”

Margot Asquith

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“There are three faithful friends, an old wife , an old dog, and ready money.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.”

Samuel Butler

“Money couldn’t buy friends but you got a better class of enemy.”

Spike Milligan

“It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart:the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.”

Mark Twain

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”

Ethel Barrymore

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”

Arthur Brisbane

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”

Thomas Jones

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”

Bernard Meltzer

“Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.”

Esther M. Clark

(I love this last one)

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you are going down.”

Arnold H. Glasgow

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July 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Life’s Lessons

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My friend Dennis in New York sent this to me today.  I don’t know if ts true – that this woman wrote this.  But — whether its true or not, I like what I’m reading.  So much so that I thought I’d blog this.  There may be something in here that is relevant to your life.  Maybe not.   But it was to mine.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, and published in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.  It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August,  so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone….

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

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June 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Nice Buick – 1962 Invicta Convertible

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I’ve always liked Buicks. This is a classic from 1962. Hope you like it. 

When I was in high school, my friend’s parents had a 1962 Buick Electra Convertible – White with Red Leather Interior.  It was beautiful.  This same friend – his Dad had a 1962 Buick Invicta 2Dr Coupe (beige) as a company car.  I think they were a Buick family.






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February 25, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Coming this weekend – Classic Cars – Best in Show

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I had a lot of fun with the classic cars series that I’ve posted over the past week. I enjoyed taking the pictures, studying them, performing a bit of photo magic with software. I’m new at photography, so I’ve learned an awful lot. I love cars.

Anyway – – – this weekend I’m going to post what I thought was the BEST in SHOW from my shoot at The Villages in Florida. And no, its not a dog named Uno !

Here’s a sliver of a preview for you. Please check back with me soon.


PS – I love the “blue” in this car. Just wait til you see the whole car!!!

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February 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm

If our paths ever meet . . .

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“To all of my Cape Cod friends have a great and wonderful day, and to the rest of you, if ever our paths meet may we share a friendship that runs deep through and through and from beautiful beach to beautiful Cape Cod beach.”
This is a quote from the Cape Cod Rock Hopper. I thought it was the most beautiful set of words  – – – an invitation to become friends and the friendship would be deep.



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February 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm