Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-25-2010, 10:55 AM   #21
Mitch//pa
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 11,454
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

tom as i said my condolences and my heart goes out to you and your family. my dad passed when i was 10 years old he had a model A that we would drive around in as a family on weekends. well my mom gave it to my brother after his passing who was 12 year old at the time. to this day the car is in my brothers garage in shambles and he is doing nothing with it and wont give it up to me to restore. i went out and bought my own tudor and restored it in my dads name and i know he is riding with me in it everytime. my dads name was paul so i named my car paula. i am still hoping one day i can get my hands on the car

mitch
Mitch//pa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 10:56 AM   #22
FL&WVMIKE
Senior Member
 
FL&WVMIKE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Daytona Beach, Fl & Spencer, W. Va,
Posts: 4,428
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom Wesenburg .....................
Sorry for your loss. That is a great photo and will be very meaningful, to you, for the rest of your life.
We all get "smart, too late".
MIKE
FL&WVMIKE is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 06-25-2010, 01:30 PM   #23
Brentwood Bob
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brentwood, ca
Posts: 3,253
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom, I believe you are doing what you are supposed to be doing with the skill set/ interests you have. Please keep it up. We are all here just a short time. Bob
Brentwood Bob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 03:45 PM   #24
Larry Brumfield
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 351
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom, don't beat yourself up too much over the "wish I could have got the A going sooner thing." We all have priorities in life that are much more important. Your parents knew this.

I have a friend who agrees:

He spent so much of his free time restoring his Model A that his wife DIVORCED him over it!


Larry B.
Larry Brumfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #25
MAG
Senior Member
 
MAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 817
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

My condolences also, Tom. I regret that my Model A Coupe was not restored before my Mom's passing. I know she would have enjoyed it.
__________________
I noticed the harder I work the luckier I get!
MAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 08:11 PM   #26
Frank Nemo
Senior Member
 
Frank Nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 159
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Tom, please accept my condolences on the loss of your Mother. It was a thoughtful son who took her to her final resting place in your Model A.

It will soon be a year that I lost my dear wife Joni who had accompanied me on many Model A trips and ventures. At her funeral eight or nine Model A's from our club led the hearse out to the cemetary. It was a beautiful tribute to her from her Model A friends and I will never forget them for their kindness.

My prayers are with your Mother and you.
Frank Nemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 12:51 AM   #27
29RPU
Senior Member
 
29RPU's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Visalia, California
Posts: 246
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Hi Tom.

Another Tom here, and I lost my mother this last April. Sorry for your loss. I'm sure you did the best you could. We always think there will be more time. The passing of my mother made me want to spend more time with my family and appreciate them. I don't know about your parents, but I think often times mine showed genuine interest in my hobbies, but weren't invested nearly as much in them as I was. By that I mean, they are interested in what we do but I don't know how much either of your parents missed not getting a ride.

I know we picked up a 29 RPU recently to take my father's mind off of my mother being sick. It sounded good, and as he always does, he showed interest. It has been 4 months now and he still hasn't gone for a ride.

Anyway, my simple little advice is don't look back with regret. Look forward with appreciation for your currently loved ones and appreciation that you had good parents! Sounds like they had a good son, which was a far greater joy than a ride in your model A(s).

Best wishes,
Tom
29RPU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 05:09 AM   #28
Richard in NC
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 89
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

I have always taken the oldtimers for a ride in my 31 if the even mentioned it. I have also heard some of their remarks later and it is easy to see they appreciated the ride.
Richard in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2010, 07:19 PM   #29
Old182
Senior Member
 
Old182's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newburgh, NY
Posts: 222
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom, my thoughts and prayers are with you. The photo really is touching and drives home a good point. My Mom never got to ride in "The Little Car" as she called (it was her who thought it was cute, so my Dad bought it when I was 14 - 50 years ago). I did get to take my Dad in a Memorial Day parade a few years ago when he was 89 - a thrill for both of us as he always wanted to be in a parade. Now my grandchildren ride in the rumble seat and toss candy to the crowds as we sound the aoogah horn. Trying not to have a lot regrets - thanks for reminding us of how little time we really have.
Old182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2010, 09:23 AM   #30
George Miller
Senior Member
 
George Miller's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 2,975
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom sorry about your loss.
I to have some regrets about my Mom. I think we some times think they will be around for ever. Some of you younger guys need to make sure you tell your Mom and Dad every thing you want them to know before it is to late.
George Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 12:14 AM   #31
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 27,480
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Miller View Post
Tom sorry about your loss.
I to have some regrets about my Mom. I think we some times think they will be around for ever. Some of you younger guys need to make sure you tell your Mom and Dad every thing you want them to know before it is to late.
That's for sure. Just today I bought an antique Singer sewing machine because I want to make my own side curtains for my 28 Phaeton. Mom knew all there was to know about sewing and I always thought someday I'd have her teach me how to sew. I waited too long and that day never came.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 01:17 AM   #32
Ron in Quincy
Senior Member
 
Ron in Quincy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Quincy, CA.
Posts: 1,708
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom,

My condolences on the loss of your mother; remember, your mother and dad are together again with no ackes, pains or worries.

My dad and mother loved to take a ride in my A; which they did many times over the past 48 years. Lost dad 10 years ago but gave my mother a ride in my Roadster a couple of weeks ago; she just turned 102 the 16th. I'm very lucky at 82 to still have mom around and in reasonable good health.

You are in my prayers,
Ron Rude in Quincy, Ca.
Ron in Quincy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #33
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 27,480
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron in Quincy View Post
Tom,

My condolences on the loss of your mother; remember, your mother and dad are together again with no ackes, pains or worries.

My dad and mother loved to take a ride in my A; which they did many times over the past 48 years. Lost dad 10 years ago but gave my mother a ride in my Roadster a couple of weeks ago; she just turned 102 the 16th. I'm very lucky at 82 to still have mom around and in reasonable good health.

You are in my prayers,
Ron Rude in Quincy, Ca.
102 years old.....WOW, you are lucky to have your mom live so long, as long as she's healthy. My mom was always healthy and active right up to the last 2 months when the doctor told her she had cancer. Even then she did very well until the last 3 days. Life never seems to be long enough, and you have to make every moment count.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 10:55 PM   #34
Skipper Mc/Louisiana
Member
 
Skipper Mc/Louisiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 65
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom,
I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I appreciate hearing your story and the picture of the last ride.

I think often of how my interest in Model A's was first sparked by my mother telling me how she enjoyed her De Luxe Phaeton in college in the 1940's. Despite her advanced age, the "A" I now own, a duplicate of hers, still brings a smile to her face.

Take care.

Warm regards,
Skipper
Skipper Mc/Louisiana is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 09:04 PM   #35
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 27,480
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff/Illinois View Post
Also so sorry to hear of your loss Tom. We'll all have to face this some day.

I see your dad was a vet, what outfit was he with??
Jeff,
Just curious, how did you see my dad was a vet? He stayed in the states and worked on the atomic bomb project. Dad never talked too much about the war.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 02:17 PM   #36
kp
Senior Member
 
kp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wimberley ,Tx.
Posts: 232
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

So Sorry to hear of your loss .
kp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #37
28 coupe
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 6
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

Tom,
Always sad to lose a loved one, my condolences. An old friend of 59 years+ who gave me my first Model A in '58 died 2 years ago. We took his AA express body truck, modifed the casket rack (with the funeral homes full help and agreement) to fit the truck bed, lined it with flowers, loaded up the casket and used it as the hearse. I had the honor of driving the truck. Followed it with 8 model A's filled with family and friends, it was a great send off.
The AA had an out of round wheel and it bounced all the way to the grave site.....we all knew Roy would have wanted it that way.
Frank
28 coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 09:27 PM   #38
Franchise_24
Senior Member
 
Franchise_24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, Ohio
Posts: 771
Default Re: Mom's Last Model A Ride

You have my condolences. Very sorry for your loss.

Neal
Franchise_24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 PM.