It wouldn’t be quite right for me to talk about road trips with an old girlfriend without mentioning Stephanie, whose birthday it is today. This isn’t facebook (which I don’t do), but then this isn’t only just about her. It’s also the oldest shot I have of a curbside classic, as I never deliberately shot cars back in the film days, saving that precious commodity for loved ones (I have mountains of family photos). Now I do wish I’d taken some street side scenes too.
We used to see this 1951 Mercury parked a few blocks away from our house on 12th Street in Santa Monica, and on our regular walks to the beach or downtown; this was in 1978 or 1979. We’d pass and ogle it, as we both loved it. So one day I finally told Stephanie to stand next to it and save it for posterity. And here it is, and I’m sharing my first CC with you. Sorry; I’m not sharing my “last CC” though. 🙂
Stephanie is currently staying with her mom in Iowa while her mom recuperates from a medical issue (she’s doing fine). And I know she reads CC every day, so: Happy Birthday!! and here’s to many, many more!