Thursday, July 13, 2017

Waxing Nostalgic

Just what does waxing nostalgic mean . . .

To wax in this instance is to grow (as the moon does when it isn't waning). 
The word is related to the German "wachsen" meaning much the same. 
Nostalgic originally meant homesick, but now generally refers to a longing for bygone days.
In other words "having an increasing longing for times past".


. . . an old 1950's Chevrolet Bel Air with a hood ornament or as we used to say "Chevy"


. . . a faded red 1960's Plymouth Belevdere



. . . an old Dodge truck



. . . an old 1960's Ford Galaxie 500


. . . old style logos and graphics from by gone days


. . . and least it slips our minds, the 1930's Ford Police Utility Wagon or as it reads, "Paddy Wagon"

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane as I was waxing nostalgic this evening and couldn't resist the urge to throw up some images from my trek to Old Car City in Cartersville, Georgia, from last August's trip. What a unique and remarkable place. I would love to go back some time. Hope you are all well. It's a tad warm here in middle Tennessee with temps in the upper 90's. ENJOY!

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  1. Wow Carol these would look great with some HDR edits.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Felicia. I love hearing from you. And I welcome all your thoughts. Thanks so much. Carol

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  2. sorry that didn't sound quite right. They look great already and I love your images. They would look really great with HDR edits.

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    1. I thought about that Felicia. I should do one or two and see what they look like. Carol

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  3. I think I remember those from last year.

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    1. I did repeat one or two. Hope you enjoyed them all. Carol

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  4. Down here, we had a whole 4 Celsius at midday yesterday, slightly more today. Snow in heaps, 2 hours north and East of us, ice on so many roads, one area over 10,000 homes still without power.
    Old cars, and a Paddy Wagon, that is so vintage. They could all do with a clean, and a "wax and polish"!!!

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    1. So glad to hear from you Jean. Stay warm and safe in that horrific Winter weather you're having down there. Carol

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  5. Oh, I did enjoy the trip down memory lane...love to look at old cars!

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    1. Isn't it just so fun. When I looked up the paddy wagon I had no idea it was a 1935. Carol

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  6. Geweldig daar zou ik ook nog wel eens willen lopen vooral de laatste vind ik heel erg mooi.

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  7. Thank you so much for stopping. It was such an interesting walk through vintage cars. I really want to go back and do it again when I have more time. Carol

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