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My grandfather and his old work truck
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While I never met him as he was already deceased on my birth, this is a picture of my dad's father (my grandfather) Thomas L. Cantwell, taken about 1922. He worked for Magnolia Petroleum Co. in and around the Ada, Oklahoma area delivering fuel oil. Back in those days fuel oil was used for heating and lighting. I have held onto and kept this picture relatively private for many years but for some reason I thought it was time to share. Maybe it is just the season and my heavy-heart from memories shared by both my mother and father who have both passed. Sure miss them and my younger sister (only sibling) a lot during the holidays!

The truck is a Wichita, built by the Wichita Falls Motor Company in Wichita Falls Texas. I think it about a 1919-1920 model.

http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/hi...-truck.php

Anyway I am reminded to be thankful for what friends and family I DO HAVE thumb

so --- Merry Christmas to all my good friends here on 7173MUSTANGS.COM!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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Ray

Christmas is a family time, it is natural that your subconscious automatically takes you there.

BTW Great photo - family history is fantastic, they were young folks doing what they did not part of history, the changes our grandparents and parents generations have seen makes ours seem so small.

Here is something from my memories. My grandmother was born in Feb 1900 and died in November 2000. It blows my mind that she lived through 2 world wars, full industrialisation, exploration into space and also raised 12 children. She was the coolest old lady, sharp as a tack and a barrel of laughs.
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Cool picture!
Merry Christmas to you too! Smile

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Mike

"If I were you...... I´d rather be me."  Tongue

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Great picture and wonderful family heirloom. Thanks for posting.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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Great Photo. Cool story. When I lived in Dubuque my house was built in 1921 and still has the gas piping going to the light fixtures on the 1st floor.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Here is one for you. My Great Grandfather owned several dealerships in the Fort Worth area back in the 20's and 30's. Here is one of his ads from 1927.


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'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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73pony;285583 Wrote:Here is one for you. My Great Grandfather owned several dealerships in the Fort Worth area back in the 20's and 30's. Here is one of his ads from 1927.

Wow! It looks like no one want Dodges even then.Tongue Chuck
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Yep. He later owed the Ford and Lincoln dealers in the area. I've been looking for some of those ads.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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Great pic Ray and thanks for sharing it with all of us here. I love looking at old pics and wondering what things were like then or what they were thinking or doing, just a snapshot in time. My father has some old photos of his family when they migrated from Germany in the late 1800's that he repaired himself after "experts" told him they couldn't be done properly. After researching and trial and error on some old crappy photos, he done an amazing job and does some for his friends here and there.
What makes laugh in those photos he has, they all use to get dressed up in their Sunday best just to get a photo done, then again it was an expensive exercise back then. Merry Christmas and all the best to you Ray.
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#10
Very cool pic. Appreciate you sharing it.

Scott
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