Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Drive: Currey

One day (probably a Sunday) around 1918, the Currey family of Marshfield, Oregon, went for a drive out in the country in Harold's old Buick.* When they stopped at Libby, Harold took a picture of his parents, Delbert A. and Ethel V. (Plank), and his sisters Violet (leaning against the fender) and little Marguerite still sitting in the car. 
[From a Currey family photo album in my personal collection]

Perhaps the reason Grandpa Currey was looking so stern is that he didn't appreciate traveling at high speed and had once threatened to jump from the car when he felt certain that his son was going nearly 20 mph!

*The father who raised me could afford a car by then because of his job at the C.A. Smith Mill but it certainly wasn't a new model. If you haven't already seen them, you can see more about his career as an electrician here, here, and about the Mill specifically here.

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1 comment:

  1. I think that buick was not so old at the time ....