Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Drive Down Memory Lane

Remember these car windows? I still miss the small vent window that you could open to keep your hair from blowing. I also miss the roll down mechanism. My front passenger window is electronic and it no longer works. To keep my hair from blowing when I have the front driver's window down, I have to roll down the back windows too. My air conditioning doesn't work either. I don't mind since I rarely turn on the central A/C in my house and I'm not really used to being cool all the time. The summer will be over soon so I'll wait until next spring to have more freon added. I mowed my back wildflower field just in the nick of time yesterday. It was very close to being too tall to mow. I had my mower deck all the up as high as it was go and it was hot and dry and it went well. Pretty soon my property will be in apple pie order once again. I got really behind because of that rainy weather pattern we were in, with 5 days of rain followed by 2 sunny days. Have a great Sunday. xo via

7 comments:

Catherine said...

I really do miss those little vent windows. I also miss that piece of chrome trim that arched over the side windows. It acted like a gutter allowing you to have the window open when it rained. Now you can't open the window even slightly when it rains. Grrrrrr

Mama Pea said...

Oh, my, yes! I do remember those little side wing windows. All things electronic these days are not necessarily the best things that have ever happened. We're in the process of getting the electronic windows in our daughter's plow truck fixed (since we use it to do our snow plowing) and it is costing a fortune! :o[ My dear husband has commented a couple of times that if they were the old-fashioned windows with a wind-up or down handle, he could fix them himself!

Lisa Crittenden said...

I'm a little envious of you living in a place where you rarely turn on the a/c. It's 100 degrees in KS today and will be for the next several days. Enjoy your lovely weather.

Gail, northern California said...

I have a little rattle-trap Toyota Tercel--a gift from my sweet daughter when she moved up in the auto world to the Toyota Highlander. Hand-crank windows and no air conditioning, and I love it. My friends find it "quaint". ;-) It's perfect for me, most traveling I do is around town and a small town at that.

Linda Hartman said...

So timely. Last week, I was attempting to tell my little grand children about those front vent windows and a dear friend of my mother's who I also adored and called Aunt Jayne. Jayne described to us in horror how she bought during her lunch break from work a famous local hot dog smothered with mustard. She tucked napkins into the neck of her blouse and proceeded to eat while she drove with the vents tilted fully back to cool her on a hot day. When she arrived at work, the napkins had flopped mustard all over her face, hair and blouse . . . she was quite the site. We found the story to be hilarious and it was for Aunt Jayne loved to tell stories on herself and embellished this one most effectively.
A nod to darling Jayne and those wonderful vents.
Linda

jusaweecatnap said...

I, too, remember fondly those windows, which we called the "no draft" window. I got in an argument once with a guy over the proper name for it. According to the Mental Floss website, No Draft is the official name, but everyone has a different name for it. I sure wish we had it in our car. With our current car we have finally joined the 21st century with electronic windows and I hate them. Miss the hand crank, especially since my DH can roll my window down from his side, and doesn't care what happens to my hair. We play window wars, up and down, up and down. Yes, we have the ability to open windows and doors, and cool air,at the touch of a button, but give up the no draft, no rain drips, low cost to repair advantages. Is this progress? My DH was afraid to use the electronic key fob with our "new" car for fear he'd lose or break it and would have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace it. I think we are back peddling. And then there's the outgassing from all the plastic in the interior of the car... Yep, the car in the photo is looking pretty good.

Content in a Cottage said...

Lisa Crittenden -- We have hot and humid weather in New Jersey, for sure. Many times, I just turn the central air on for poor Webster who suffers from the heat much more than I do. I grew up in the deep south and I just pretend I'm still in Alabama. I can still hear my mother saying, "just don't think about it" and that seems to work now but it certainly didn't when I was young. I don't want to get so spoiled that I depend on air conditioning. I have it when I need it and that's good enough for me.
xo, Rosemary