1959 Cadillac

My Father’s Brief Affair: 1949 Oldsmobile, 1959 Cadillac

When someone complains about how “things ain’t like they used to be,” the “used to be” is often the 1950s. Drawing from narrow, selective memories, we 60- and 70-somethings remember fondly the sweet innocence of that era. The idyllic domesticity of Father Knows Best. The unsullied humor of I Love Lucy. The temperance of kids,…

1939 Studebaker Green Bomb

1939 Studebaker Green Bomb: Boy’s First Car

It wasn’t much on looks. It had more miles on it than God. We called it a Studebaker Green Bomb. It was a sexy (for that time) 1939 Green Studebaker. The clutch slipped, the rear shocks didn’t work, and inside it smelled like someone died. Or at least how I imagined that would smell. 1940s…

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