Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 38

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Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in youand to share it that with others.

Our Week 38 picture is an old car that was just sitting in a field next to a garage in the City of Owen Sound. Lynn is more an old and vintage car enthusiast than I am. Nevertheless, imagine what memories that old car might be able to share.

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“Why do you keep it around, uncle?”

Ben looked at his nephew and smiled. “You’d think that I’ve gone senile, keeping this old vehicle which I cannot even drive anymore. But I have lots of good memories linked to it and I don’t want to sell it or give it away”

“But uncle, if you sold it you’ll get a very good price for it as it is now considered a vintage model. I’m sure any collector would be willing to offer you a handsome price for it!”

“But as I said Joe, I want it where I can see it every day. I have used it for 30 years and I cannot sell 30 year’s worth of memories for just money”

Ben knew that Joe would never understand the value of nostalgia. He was too young for that.

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33 thoughts on “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 38

  1. The ’58 Chevy is one of my favorite model cars. One, in particular, belonged to a friend of mine in Mishawaka, IN. He bought it brand new and customized it right away. I thought he was a little crazy for doing so, but the finished product was gorgeous. Everyone in town knew who’s it was.

    Then there was my old ’53 Studebaker. The first car I was allowed to use to take a girl on a date. Dad bought it from an old guy who was a drunk; had not taken very good care of it; and sold it for a very cheap price. We went over it mechanically to make sure it was safe to drive and dad used it mainly for a work car. The paint was so oxidized it would rub off on anything that touched it. It was NOT the type of car I wanted to use for a first date impression – not even a last date goodbye.

    But, the new ’62 Studebaker Lark my folks had, was destroyed in a tornado, leaving me no choice but to use the old “Studie” on my first date. When I went to pick up my date, her dad noticed the car and began telling me about building them. It turned out he worked at the Studebaker factory in South Bend on the assembly line. It was a hit with him – it took his daughter (my date) a little longer to warm up to it. As the summer wore on, we had a lot of fun in that old car. Even though it was not a fancy car with a lot of custom features, it got us around town; took us to the lake many times, and spent a lot of time in drive-in theaters. What a summer it was – me and my Studie and my girl.

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  2. Awesome! I think many of us “elderly” people (elderly in the eyes of the young, if not in fact) become very attached to the things that link to our memories. Some things become so precious. Well done, Sadje, well done!

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  3. Nice looking old Chevy, and brings back fond memories. My hubby and I own a 1964 Ford Galaxy and seems these older cars would have some good stories to tell if they could talk. Nice take on the prompt, Sadje.

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