Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ford at Fifty

I don't own a lot of objects from my dad.  He died when I was nine.  He also lived a very simple life and didn't own a grand watch or collectors items.  But I do have a book that was his.  My mother wrote that it belonged to him.
My dad worked for the Ford Motor Company in Michigan.  I believe he made something to do with headlights.
This book was an anniversary item for Ford's 50th year.  It is filled with old pictures.  It really has no value except to me.  My dad must have been proud to work for the company to have purchased and kept the book.
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the old pictures.







 I remember taking this book to school for reports.  Boy, how things have changed!

8 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Ceekay! Oh, course this means a lot to you! How wonderful to have this from you dad. I do like seeing those old snaps, don't you?
I was thinking about you and all that dust that came in your way!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jann Olson said...

I think that book is priceless! I lost my dad when I was only 9 months old. I have a few pictures and that is about all. They are so very special to me. Loved seeing the old pics. Especially caught my eye when I saw the year 1953, since that is the year I was born. Just gotta say, pickin for free is the best kind of pickin!

Mary said...

I love your book, I think it'd be very interesting to lots of people - I have two elderly uncles who would love it (if they could still see well enough to read). What a treasure to have that from your dad. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kathy said...

What a great book!
any Mustang's in there????
Happy Sunday sweet Ceekay!

1953...I was 3!
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Rettabug said...

What a nice memento of the years your Dad put in at the company! We used to live next door to the retired manager of a Ford plant in MI. Hmmmm...I wonder if they knew each other? Can't ask him, as we've both moved away & lost contact.

I'm glad you have this treasure to keep. My DH's father was killed in a train/auto accident (faulty crossing) when he was only 6 months old, so he never knew him. He was from MI, too.
So sad.
Hugs,
Rett

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Oh Ceekay,
I have the very same book! Ford at Fifty was my dad's too as he retired with them after 33 years in l978. We lived in Dearborn.
I too cherish this book and keep it right in my family room library. The pics are awesome.
I am so glad you have this book to cherish. Back then, I think our father's were very proud to work for a company after WWII that gave so many families a start. You know, our dad's might have known each other. And, I think they might have lots to talk about now in heaven.

Love to you this day!
Celestina Marie

Rebecca said...

Love this, Ceekay! I love how it means so much to you. My father was very, very poor as a child and spent his early life in the Navy before going into the ministry. When he was placed in the nursing home 9 years ago :( I was shocked to see what truly FEW 'valuables' he had. Mostly there were pictures of us kids on his walls and his poetry books. I value them so much more today.

Thank you for sharing the book. And your heart.

xo~Rebecca

Sandra Kaye said...

Ceekay, thank you so much for your kind words. And thanks for visiting my new blog!!! You have a super blog yourself. !!! Sandie

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