The sign translates into: “Jahnun at Rishpon’s Entrance” (Rishpon is a small village next to the main Israeli motorway).
Nice to see an old truck in good nick and still working .
This shade of green looks near perfect, on this vintage of Chev pickup.
Wonderful truck – I agree with Daniel above that this is a great color for this era of pickup.
Also interesting to read about Jahnun, which is something I’d never heard of before.
Yohai, I’m glad to see a post from you too; I’ve been thinking of you and your family, and I hope you’re all OK. I can’t imagine what folks are going through now in Israel, but thanks for posting this little piece of normality for us.
Thanks very much for your kind words. These are indeed tough times, and the horrors that unfold as time goes by are simply horrible (naturally I will not elaborate here).
Thankfully my family and I are alright, we live near Tel Aviv so not close to the war zone. Still, it affects everybody, mostly mentally but with some physical aspects, such as no schools (so the kids, 4 and 7 years old, are now at home with us as we try to work from home). At least we managed to shelter them enough, so they don’t really know how bad it is). We’ve had a few missile attacks, but our home is equipped with a safety room (basically a concrete structure with re-enforced window and door. Mandatory on all buildings from the early 1990s).
So we’re OK, even if low at heart. I hope for better times.
Glad to year you all are alright. I know it can’t be much solace, but we’re hoping for better times for Israel as well.
And thanks for the information on the safety rooms; I’ve read many stories about that over the last few weeks, but didn’t realize quite what they were or that they’re required for new homes.
Incidentally, I searched for whether jahnun is available anywhere near me, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it’s carried by a Mediterranean kosher grocery about 45 minutes from here. It’s prepackaged, so obviously no competition for the stuff offered by the Chevy truck guy, but I’m curious about it, so I’ll drive up there and get some.
Yohai, I will echo Eric’s comment saying that it’s good to see a post from you and to hear that you and your family are doing ok. Here’s to better days, hopefully sooner than later.
Now, that truck…neat truck, but most remarkable to me is what I’m fairly certain is the “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” sticker on the back window! A little bit of New Hampshire/New England there on the other side of the world. Excellent!
I’ll echo the sentiment that it’s good to hear from you again, and that you and yours are well.
No car of mine ever earned a “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington” sticker because that would mean giving up the chance to ride the cog railroad.
Did you stop for the jahnun and was it good?
Jahnun sounds terrific! I’ve never heard of it before, but it looks like something that I will try making soon.
I will join the crowd in being glad to see you here and to know that you and your family are bearing up.
I always found it interesting how the color selections on trucks in the US lagged several years behind the color selections on cars back then. That kind of color would have been popular up to maybe 1961 or 62 on Chevrolets, but could be had on trucks for several years after that. I think that truck divisions were a lot less style-conscious in those days.
Thank you all again for your concern, this is really heartwarming.
As for Gachnun – personally, I can’t stand it… too “heavy” for me (it’s quite condenced). Also, its very dry so you need all that tomato sauce to slide the thing down your throat. So I’m not a fan, but if you’re close to a Gachnun selling point, why not try it? You may like it.
You have a lot of friends here, Yohai.
Kol ha’kavod, chaver Yochai !
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