Guy George’s renovation of his 1929 Model A was too beautiful not to share!
The frame needed to be “boxed” in for strength; all new or modified cross members and complete modification to fit the 19 gal. LP fuel tank. It took a lot of welding, probably had over 100 pounds of welding dust. I had to custom make all the brackets, including the flat gas tank on the driver’s side. I got pretty good at welding by the time I was done!
Our grandchildren, Mason and Anika, in the back seat.
The instrument panel is made of walnut wood and turned out real nice. I’ve put walnut trim throughout the interior. If was quite a challenge, as I wanted the switches and warning lights to be laser-etched into the wood, and also back-lit. It worked out good, but it was difficult. The gauges are “auto-meter” electronic and they look period-correct for the car. The interior was insulated with padding for noise — carpet pad I took out of the house when I put in a wood floor for Rose.
More of the assembly process. Very few blemishes in the paint job, but I did have several bugs. After I put the body on the frame, I “cut & buffed” the paint, another learning experience for me. It polished it up real nice. Putting the body and fenders back on the frame was difficult…just about all of it had to be forced into position. I think Henry Ford had this problem when they were new!
Guy and Rose all dressed up and ready to go…back in time.
With the trailer, on the way to see America. Guy says, “The car and the trailer are so light, the wind blows them around a bit.”
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“We always had each other”
Courtesy of Joyce Bugbee Coppini, photographs of the family of
Bugbee kids: All dressed up: from back, left to right, Adrian, Jim;
Mary and Joyce Bugbee, about 1946.
Back from the war: Adrian Bugbee, U.S. Marine Corps, comes home on leave before shipping out in World War II. He left before his graduation ceremonies at FUHS. With his parents Clark and Mae Bugbee. In back, playing: his brothers and neighbor kids. Grizzly Bluff.
From left, Stella and Joe Early, Wayne Early, Adrian Early,
Adrian Bugbee, Clark Bugbee, and Guy Bugbee: three generations. About 1943.
Boarding with the Bryants
Sara Gertrude Hartley of Grizzly Bluff won First Premium (blue ribbon) at the 1926 Humboldt County Fair for her still life which she drew when she was 15 and a sophomore at Ferndale High School.
Rabbits. A pencil drawing by Sara Gertrude Hartley, about 1928.
Still life, winner of blue ribbon (open class) at 1926 Humboldt County Fair.
Pencil drawing, Sara Gertrude Hartley, probably completed while she was still a student at Ferndale High.
Back of still life, with info on win. All Sara’s artwork are owned, and cherished, by her namesake, Sally Hartley Voorhees.
"The Longest Game," drew information from a variety of sources,
John F. Green, “Joe Oeschger,” www.sabr.org/bioproj/person/69bc1732
The Oeschger quotes are from:
The John McGraw quote is from:
The next-day reports of the 26-inning game:
Here & Now
Courtesy of Dayton Titus, we have “Favorite Raisin Recipes” from the Raisin Wives of California (1973), a cookbook that belonged to his late wife, Gayle Klingler Titus.
And this is the acclaimed raisin cake recipe:
Brandied Raisin Applesauce Cake
Sift together 3 times the flour, chocolate, baking soda, salt and spices. Set mixture aside. Cream shortening and add sugars, eggs and extract. Add nuts, raisins and applesauce alternately with the flour mixture. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Bake in pre-heated 350-degree oven 60-90 minutes, until done. May be served plain or iced, warm or cold. Flavor improves on aging several days.
(We make a ganache of powdered sugar, butter, coffee and powdered chocolate which we ladle over the cake after it cools and has been inverted from a bundt pan onto a serving platter. We also separate the eggs and whip the whites into stiff peaks and fold into the batter as the last step before baking.)
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