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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Man of Many Cars

Douglas loved cars - not just the racing cars. The '54 Ford he bought from his Dad when he turned 16 was sold when he joined the Navy. So, here he was, home from boot camp, and we were getting married. We needed a car. His sister and brother-in-law had a '46 Ford coupe they were willing to sell to us. It was a good automobile, but after towing an 8' x 27' mobile home from Iowa to Rhode Island later that year, the block was cracked and it was more or less "done in". He found the old truck, I think it was a '36 Ford amd it was our transportation for a short while. When orders came for him to be stationed at Oceana, Virginia and go "out to sea" for a few months, my uncle moved our mobile home to Ohio to my grandparent's mobile home park where Tammy and I stayed for those months. When he was back on land, he purchased a '55 Chevy from a friend of my uncle's. Well, the story of buying, selling and trading autos through his lifetime was just off to a good start !! The '65 Plymouth pictured was the first of only three BRAND NEW cars we ever owned. In his young years, Douglas loved having something different to drive down the road !!! He also liked for me to have something sporty to drive, too !!