Saturday, March 21, 2009

Workin' Buddies

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I found these ol' friends havin' a beer down at the Legion Hall.

No, these retired Ford Econolines of early 60s vintage were resting (and rusting) in the back lot of a construction company near Waukesha WI.

The guy on the left is the standard "passenger van" configuration, with windows all around. The dude on the right, however is a bit more distinguished, sporting a pick-up style bed behind his small cab.

(The "bullet holes" on the front of the pickup are those realistic looking decals, but inexplicably (I wish cars could talk) are matched by some actual bullet(?) holes in the windshield!)

I imagine these guys working side-by-side hauling building materials for add-on family rooms and screened-in porches that were the hallmarks of the expanding suburban homes of growing young families of the nuclear age. Like mine.

All images and words copyright 2009 Jeff Blackwell

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