Greetings from Nebraska, 1954

Submitted by Markydoodle January 30th, 2011
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My Dad’s Packard.

A little eerie how much it looks like k2dtw’s post!

My parents  lived on a farm in Nebraska then.  Dad took a picture of our dog, Barney, chasing a farm cat after the same snow storm.  I didn’t come along until the following April

But before they knew it, I was racing around the barnyard.

14 Responses to “Greetings from Nebraska, 1954”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love seeing classic cars under snow. There were so many humps and crevices for the snow to lodge itself in on vintage cars whereas cars today just end up looking like hills covered with snow.

    The photo of the dog chasing the cap through the snow is fantastic. Though not as fantastic as that stylish hat on your head as you ride your tricycle. That’s a totally priceless shot!

  2. k2dtw

    WOW…. I love this…I’m knocked out, what a great photo, and so much like the other…great minds!!
    Your baby picture is adorable… great farm.

  3. Mark Milligan

    I actually remember that tricycle, and the little stars on the back step bar. I wore it out, literally. And I remember watching an episode of “The Millionaire,” and then running out to re-enact one of the chase scenes on that trike, which ended up in a crash, pain, crying, raspberries, and probably chocolate milk.

    The hat and jumpsuit, however, escape memory. Right now I’m watching the red carpet for the sag awards on E, so if somebody were to ask me what I was wearing in this picture, I’d have to say “Buster Brown.”

  4. windupkitty

    wow, wonderful post!!! I’m in love with your old packard…she should be in the barn though, wrapped in warm blankets and being read a bedtime story! And how cute are you!!???!!! It’s nice you still remember your first set of wheels and I love that the long shadow above your head looks like a giant propeller on your cap!!!!

  5. denny

    Oh Mark! I absolutely love the picture of you on your little bike. You look like a little space boy with that hat on. I love your family pics.

  6. Mark Milligan

    Haha! I doubt Murray would call them “Sad Face,” but that has become a popular colloquialism for them.

    I think it looks more like an Olds!

    Now you’ve made me remember about 1960, Dad said he knew someone that wanted to give us peddle cars. When he showed up with them, they were a fire engine and a car. Both had sat outside on a farm somewhere for years, and the paint was completely gone. I tried to hide my dissapointment when I discovered that the peddles didn’t even work. That did not, however, disallow me from powering them Fred Flintstone style!

    Thanks how great were those old toys?