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1969 Ford F-250


Another week of photos from when we had our 5 dead oak trees cut down.

This truck belongs to the father of the man who cut down our dead trees.
He was the spotter for his son, making sure there were no "accidents."

I was married in September of 1969, 40 years ago.
This classic, antique truck has lasted longer than that 21-year marriage!



1969 Ford F-250


Another week of photos from when we had our 5 dead oak trees cut down.

This truck belongs to the father of the man who cut down our dead trees.
He was the spotter for his son, making sure there were no "accidents."

I was married in September of 1969, 40 years ago.
This classic, antique truck has lasted longer than that 21-year marriage!



comments (50)

Classic tones for this classic.

Happy 40th Anniversary smile
Ginnie Hart: I have a brother who married a month after I did in 1969, Debola, and he IS still married to her, so he gets the Happy Anniversary...as does this truck. I can be happy for them both. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands
  • 31 Aug 2009, 00:14
This is card quality Musketeer, or even advert material. Spot on with every detail.smilesmile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tracy. Thanks for your vote of confidence, Musketeer. smile
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 31 Aug 2009, 00:17
Wow, the stories it could tell! Nice work Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure we'd be entranced, Etomi. smile Thanks.
What a fine old machine--they don't make 'em that way anymore, do they?
Ginnie Hart: No, they don't, Larry. I suppose in some ways it's good they don't, because I'm sure they are gas hogs. But look at that body! Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2009, 00:44
No they don't anymore, everything is a cheap version of the original. Lovely capture of a classic smile
Ginnie Hart: Sigh. Do you suppose the same thing can be said for us, SAVO? grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2009, 01:12
Gorgeous image, Ginnie.

This light truck gets it pretty easy...most of its "life" is on a pre-defined path...all of its "experiences" are orchestrated by another entity...

If I had a choice, I would live your life rather than that of the truck.

[grin]
Ginnie Hart: Well, Ray, when you put it that way, how could I disagree! grin Well spoken! And thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 31 Aug 2009, 03:31
what a beauty! lol like those old trucks! nice shot of it too! and yes the truck in my pic is a Canadian truck smile
Ginnie Hart: These old trucks have all the character in the world, Elaine, and those who drive them are very proud owners. Thanks.
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 31 Aug 2009, 04:37
Wow, this is nice. I love the tones in this picture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear, dear Kay.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 31 Aug 2009, 04:48
Oh! Ginnie ... I love trucks more if they are Ford smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Julian. There are many who swear by Ford trucks. smile
Antique? ANTIQUE? Let's go with vintage, shall we? Otherwise, I'm in deep trouble!

Beautiful image, I must say. What does that front plate say? My "vintage" eyes can't quite make it out!
Ginnie Hart: As I recall from years ago, Linda, "antique" starts at 40. grin HAHAHAHA. But vintage has a better ring, for sure. Classic, too. "Official Vehicle Member Barn Workers of America." I took out the magnifier and that's what it says...and I'm stumped. I have never heard of such a thing and didn't come up with anything when I Googled it. Hmmm. Makes me wonder. But he did look like a barn man, if that makes sense. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2009, 05:45
This is an amazing picture, the Ford company would be proud to have this picture in their collection.
You captured the 'character' of this truck.
....looking back on those 40 years, a lot has happened, ik ben blij dat wij elkaar ontmoet hebben.......MLS, LOML.
Ginnie Hart: Remember when I told you I had more fun taking pictures of everything else that day!?! It was so true. And it was fun talking to the father about everything under the sun. Looking back on my 40 years...I would not change them for anything. They are what they are. En IK ben OOK blij dat wij elkaar ontmoet hebben. We are very lucky!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2009, 05:50
2 years ago from this day it all started.........IHVJ.....
Ginnie Hart: August 31, 2007. One of the best anniversaries of all time. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Aug 2009, 06:12
Classic truck so much better looking than the new version, great tones for this image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I would have to agree with you, Tony, even if it's probably a gas-guzzler! Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2009, 06:37
It looks as if it's got a few more years under the bonnet Ginnie - I hope you do too!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I feel like I've only just begun, Chris, if that makes sense! grin
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 07:06
taking it back ol'school! =]
Ginnie Hart: Ol' school, exactly, Liang! I love the thought. Thanks.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 07:25
What a handsome one. Like something from a calendar page.
Ginnie Hart: A good ol' pin-up, Maria, for sure. grin
One of the grand old classics then Ginnie. They don't make them like that any more.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Les, even if they ARE gas guzzlers, I'm sure. Thank you for stopping by in your hour of grief. Please know that my heart and thoughts are with you!
ça donne envie d'aller l'essayer
Ginnie Hart: I think we'd all like to take this for a test drive, O-P. But it's funny, I never thought of it till you mentioned it! smile
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Aug 2009, 08:03
This looks a little like me; frayed around the edges smile I'm trying to read what it says on its front plate - "Barn Workers of America"; is that right?
Ginnie Hart: All those frays just give us more character, Alan, right? grin I love it. And yes, that plate says "Official Vehicle Member Barn Workers of America." I tried Googling it but didn't come up with anything. I'm quite sure, however, that he is definitely a barn kind of man. smile How fun. This truck is perfect for the barn and the woods.
i love a lot this wood serie ! well done
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Luc. It has been a fun series for me. smile
An all American pick up truck! Don't you just love that radiator grill!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Bill. I had a big smile that day, thinking of all my SC friends. grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Aug 2009, 08:25
"Official vehicle member barn workers of america" - if you haven't yet, ask him what that is about when next you meet him.

The only comment I have about the 40 year period, is that you still look a lot better than the truck smile
Ginnie Hart: I tried Googling it, Louis, and didn't come up with anything. To add to the interest, I found out that he grew up in the exact same neck of the woods as where Don and Ruth have their barn/farm in Michigan...he even knew their street/road out in the country. Amazing!

And BTW, you sure know how to dish out a compliment! THANK YOU. grin
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 31 Aug 2009, 08:27
Great photo of a classic car there are many of them and younger one here.Now maybe the truck was well serviced and maintain to keep it going longer than 21 years lol
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Vintage. The thing is, I am sure Bill and I would still be together if we had both been of the same "orientation." I look back and would not second-guess or change those 21 years for anything. Without them I would not have my 2 wonderful children and my one delightful grandson! It all happens for a reason...and a season! Thanks.
Looks like there is a bit of rust and a few dints on the truck Ginnie, hope you are fairing better. Congrats on the 40th.Please send Chris a tree so he can make new bench,oh better send instructions as well.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You are right about the rust and dints, Mick. But then, they are all part of our fabulous character, right?! grin So glad you know what this is all about. Congratulations again on your retirement. Just don't go out to pasture...yet!
  • Alex
  • Spain
  • 31 Aug 2009, 09:18
Un soberbio tratamiento para lograr esas 3D de este vehiculo.
Buen encuadre, saludos.
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Alex. Usted hace siempre mi día!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2009, 09:48
Things were built to last then Ginnie. Nothing lasts for ever though, so perhaps that's just how you should view your marriage - a part of the rich pattern of your life.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Ingrid. Some things were not meant to last, even though we thought they would. To let those fantasies go and let Life be what it is is one of the greatest Journeys of all time. It IS part of the rich pattern of my life and I would not second-guess it for anything in the world. It is all part of what has made me who I am today. Thanks for the reminder!
Wonderful picture of this mythical truck Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. It sure does stand the test of time!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2009, 10:08
Wow- an impressive "mythical" American car we cannot often admire in this continent- wonderful body and wonderful toning! A pic which may give much hope with regard to the economy (e.g. car industry) and to personal relationships!
Lol at Chris- we know in German the same old-fashioned phrase "unter die Haube kommen" (get married, herw with a funny dubble sense)!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love the double sense of so many of our phrases, all over the world, Philine. It's the delight of Language! I love it. Danke.
Great photograph Ginnie. i think it is the mustard yellow that appeals to me here.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Chad...for me, too. smile Thanks.
  • namaki
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2009, 10:56
somehow this is a bit of a nostalgic shot ...
Ginnie Hart: For all of us who are old enough (that's most of us), it IS nostalgic, Namaki. smile Merci.
great shot, on all parts
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
A classic truck really well photographed Ginnie, as usual I might add.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, as always, Brian. Thank you. smile
A fine classic pickup.
No need to congratulate you on your 40 yeara anniversary. I hope you have some good memories though. (You have been divorced almost longer than your marriage lasted)
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Wim. And I do NOT second-guess what is/was. This is all part of the Journey called Life. It makes us who we are and we learn from it. You know. Thanks for your encouragement along the way. That means a lot!
  • rian
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 13:23
nice work giving it that retro look.. smile nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Rian. It was a fun day to see everything that was going on...and not just with the trees! smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2009, 14:34
It's a shame Ford "don't make 'em like they used too!"

1969 what a positive feeling there was in the air at the time. Moon landings, booming economy - and then came the 70's with the oil crisis etc. Boom and bust - round and round we go ;o)
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Mike. Bill and I got married less than 2 months after the moon landing and Woodstock. The Vietnam war was still in our collective consciousness. It's a wonder we survived it all! But we did and here we are again...."round and round we go!" Sigh.
We would call it a grand old BANGER..Love it Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what this looks like, Ron! Thanks.
yeeh man! Lovely lovely!!!! I like it...
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Kavita. I see that your native tongue is Dutch! Beetje bij beetje I am learning it. smile
  • MARIANA
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 16:53
Tones, compo, FIND , just wow ... SUPER smile))
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your enthusiasm, Mariana. grin
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 31 Aug 2009, 16:59
Gorgeous image and processing. It must have so many stories to tell smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it does, Frida. Thank you.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 17:36
I hope MY car lasts that long... so far, 4 years down grin Are you familiar with the Harry Potter series? If you are, this image reminds me of Ron's father's magical car. The metallic things on the side near the mirrors remind of its ears. Like a living, breathing hunk of metal.
Ginnie Hart: Are you kidding me, Mia. Just this past Saturday my grandson (9) and I went to see the last movie, our second time. We LOVE everything Potter. And yes, you're right about Ron's father's magical car. There IS something magical about old clunkers like this! smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 31 Aug 2009, 20:03
A great old truck! Love your point-of-view..how you framed this..your antique processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I should have asked him what kind of gas mileage this old clunker gets!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 31 Aug 2009, 23:24
Wow really cool old truck! Love the processing too!
Ginnie Hart: These oldies but goodies do seem to stand the test of time, Andy, but I'm sure they're still considered old clunkers. I wonder what the gas mileage is?! Thanks.
Very nice capture. Like your processing.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pernilla.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 1 Sep 2009, 10:24
joli traitement de l'image.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. Merci.
Lovely. Love that rustic look.
Ginnie Hart: This is a classic, Sujit. We call them old clunkers today. smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 1 Sep 2009, 12:28
i like it a lot...great shot, great colour!

btw, your last couple of shots have loaded really slowly, have you not resized them before posting perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, David, as always. Regarding the s l o w loading...I have done nothing different than normal, s I think it's a SC issue? It's been happening for me, too, on many images, even the ones that are resized to very small. I'm not sure what the problem is...but I know it's not you or me! Sigh. sad
Bonita fotografia con esos tonos te ha quedado genila! Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, MA.
Love older trucks like this one. That is a great perspective to give us with your marriage length!
Ginnie Hart: When he told me it was a 1969 truck, I immediately thought of that great event in my life, Heather. Things like that just happen, you know...the paralleling of two different things!
Una captura genial, la imagen tiene una nitidez perfecta.

Saludos.

Bernardo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo, for stopping by and commenting.
I like the tones you have given this Ginnie - absolute genius.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Thomas. Thank you!

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