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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Franklin


Way to Go Fella's
Traveling across the country in a restored 1908 Franklin, 3 elderly gents were
re-stocking their vintage car with snacks for the road. Everything about this
car looked brand-spank'n new, including the leather trunk that sat on the
luggage rack.
The Franklin auto was manufactured from 1902 until 1934. It competed with
the luxury big boys but like many of the more expensive cars, folded under the
rigors of the depression.  I had never heard of that make of car, have you?

As the gentlemen closed the doors on this fine old car, one shouted back
to me,"Hope we don't hold you up on the highway."

Nope, it was my pleasure to wave as I passed them. LOL
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Yesterday I wrote a post about a depressing subject but today, I don't know why I wrote it. I can get sad but I'm 
never depressed so it's gone, deleted, kaput.(In case you caught a glimpse)


41 comments:

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    1. joeh
      They may have the gadgets now but not the endurance.

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    1. Blogoratti
      And fine greetings to you also.

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    1. Hold Ghost
      As I was researching the Franklin, I saw that
      there is a Franklin club too.

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  4. Never even knew about those. I'd pass really fast though. Deleted a post? oh the shame lol

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    1. fishducky
      I think, from the small research I did, there are still plenty around. LOL

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  6. Wow, what a fun trip those guys have planned. They sure will get a lot of attention.
    I did stop by your last post but it was all ready gone. Hope you are in a happier frame of mind now.

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    1. Patti
      Yes, they were all as old as I am, I'm sure and you could tell
      they were having a blast.

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  7. Sometimes you simply need to write something to get it out of your system, Manzi. The Franklin and the gents came by to help you smile your way out of your funk. Hugs to you.

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    1. Susie
      They were surely older gents but still snacking on the
      junk food. LOL

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  8. Never heard of them but I like it.

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    1. Paula
      I hadn't either. I had to look it up and evidently they
      were popular at the time. They would have been too
      expensive for my relatives. They had to stick with Fords.

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  9. The look of old cars is very appealing.
    Merle...............

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  10. Beautiful old car and I've never heard of Franklins either.

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    1. River
      I wish I had taken a picture of all of the car, but by the time I got there, the old guys were loading the car and all the doors were open. I was impressed by the good looking leather trunk that sat on the luggage rack.

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  11. That car looks like a beauty. It's wonderful that the car is still in such a good condition. Don't worry, the depression monster grabs hold of me all the time. Wishing you the best.

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    1. Murees
      Everything looked shiny and new. I think all these accessory parts for old cars are still manufactured for the hobbiest car guys. That is a good business all by itself. LOL
      What you live through when you're young, it's hard to forget.

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  12. Every now and then, car enthusiasts host car rallies and shows. Cars are spiffed and shiny. A look in the past is what we all have when we attend these.

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    1. Susan
      I enjoy looking at the vintage cars but I also get a kick out of watching how proud the owners of these become. It's like their baby and they attack every particle of dust with a soft cloth.
      P.S. I would too if I owned one....haha

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  13. It's a beaut. And nope, never heard of it until now!

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    1. Rosie
      You're a beaut too. Did you move to Florida?

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    2. I did. Surprise to me too. But I'm glad to be here. Feels like home (I lived here 18 years before moving up north). ;)

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    3. osie
      I lived there (Melbourne) 25 years and it never did feel like home. I always missed the obvious seasons because I know there are some changes with each season in Florida but I like wool. Ha.
      I did miss my friends after I left.

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    4. I felt that way about Michigan. I lived there 10 years and it never did feel like home. Funny how we have our spot. :)

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  14. Love old cars! They always have curious designs!

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    1. Zara
      At least the old cars don't crumble in an accident like the new cars do. I'd feel safer in an old one but they never had seat belts either. umm I wonder if they have to add seat belts to the restored vintage cars..... because it's now the law?????

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    2. ... yes, Manzi, the law exists, but i hate seat belts )) i don't like when something restrict my movements, also i've heard of the cases when ppl should have better not to fasten... well, if there were no seat belts in old cars, i respect 'em even more! :))

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    3. Dear Zara
      You just made me remember something odd and yet very funny. When my kids were little, we had a big old Chrysler...of course without seat belts but built like a Sherman tand. The kid who was the little toddler at the time would "stand" up in the front seat right next to me when I was driving and whenever I put on the brakes, I would stick my arm (elbow first) across the little kid so it wouldn't fall. All mother's used to do that. No one ever lost a kid..... that I ever heard. Hahaha
      Now the law says parents HAVE to buy these expensive car seats. If they wouldn't make the cars paper thin, there would be no need for seat belts and kids car seats.

      And we would have to be careful about wearing long scarves in a touring car or it would get caught on the wheel and strangle us, like what happened to Isadore Duncan. I used to know the make of car.... a Buggati or something like that.
      I so glad you appreciate the vintage cars too. Real class.

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  15. I also enjoy seeing old antique cars.

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  16. I also enjoy seeing old antique cars.

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  17. You should have asked for a ride in that Franklin

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    1. Terry,
      Yeah, those old gents were kinda cute. LOL "Go'n my way?"

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  18. Can't say I've ever heard of that car in particular, but I love the look of it all the same.

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  19. Robert
    The oldies never have much oomph but all the better to get
    a good look at them when you pass. LOL

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  20. Nice old car...old design better than new car nowdays...

    Especially those antique car...

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