I hope y'all had a great Easter. We went to Aunt Pat's house for lunch. There was a "passel" of cousins and a few "almost" cousins.
We all carried a side dish or two...sweet potatoes, corn, deviled eggs...the usual.
My aunt is 82, but you'd never know it.
She is a great cook, makes everything from scratch, including biscuits and her locally famous pound cakes.
When we arrived, we were so surprised to see my mom's and dad's old '56 Chevy parked in the driveway.
My cousin's husband brought it for us to see now that he's finished restoring it. He bought it from Mom about 10 years ago, planning to restore it in his spare time.
Of course, the guys had to check out the engine...75,000 original miles on the odometer.
The guy on the right is the one who restored the car, and Hubby is on the left.
I had forgotten how LARGE the steering wheel was.
This is the original steering wheel...18 inches in diameter! It was like driving a bus...and NO power steering!
I'm sitting in the seat taking the photo, and you can see the circular silver part of the steering wheel...that's the horn. The part you hold to steer is outside of that.
Several of us got a ride in it. You should have seen us looking for seat belts. No seat belts back in the '50s.
Riding down the back road, I was remembering the good old days...HOT Sunday afternoons...wearing my poodle skirt and cardigan...and NO air conditioning...Oh yeah!
Here we are...my cousin is on the right...her father restored the car. BTW, she's my first cousin, once removed...for y'all who count cousins that way. And I guess you figured out, that's me on the left.
Hope y'all have a great week.
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