Girls and cars....everyone posed in front of or beside a car..

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Winnie and car

This is a great picture of both girls and cars. So many people posed with their cars in the old days.  The girl on the right is Wyndelene Holmes Duncan.  Perhaps the Searcy Sleuths can name the person on the left.  I'm trying to decide whether the girls had on nylon stockings or were they bare legged.  My bet is that they had on hose.  Here's another picture of the same car and girl.

Girls and car

This picture was taken at the very end of West McRae Street with the view of what is now Headlee Heights in the background.  The ladies appeared very fashionably dressed, didn't they.  So now tell me what kind of car this was....

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Anita Fuller

Notice Dude with his jeans rolled up, and Barbara in her saddles.   They were High Fashion kids.

Apr 07, 2011 08:53 AM #6
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita, just let your cursor hover over the photo and find out the kids are not Barbara and Dude.  All else is true!

Apr 07, 2011 09:13 AM #7
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Anita Fuller

I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that the boy was Dude.  O.K., Cliff, you and your sister(?)  are High Fashion, too.

Love the car but have no clue as to what make or model.  I wasn't "into" cars, except for my 1959 Ford Skyliner.  I still mourn selling that car and often wonder where it is, IF it is....

Apr 07, 2011 10:46 AM #8
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Anita, you are now thinking like a man.  Do you realize how many guys mourn their old cars?  And when they obtain wealth, they go out and try to find it and buy it....or one just like it.  Then it is placed in the garage (wife's car is put out into the elements so HIS antique one is protected) and he can pat that little vehicle everytime he walks by!!  LOL

Apr 07, 2011 10:52 AM #9
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Don Thompson
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On my screen, the cursor has to be over a "sweet" spot to see Cliff's name. Couldn't find a name for the girl.

I think the car is about a 1939 Chevy Coupe. The car with young Cliff is a puzzle. Don't think it's in the Ford, Chevy, or Buick family. Probably something like a Packard. More suicide doors.

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Apr 07, 2011 10:57 AM #10
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Don, I didn't notice those suicide doors!  Perhaps Cliff will come back and tell us all about it!  I'm also glad you're back.

Apr 07, 2011 11:12 AM #11
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Cliff Wiggs

Barbara, the car with the girl and boy (myself) standing beside it is a 1936 Packard with a straight  engine. A mighty fine car in it's day. By the way, I was completely surprised to see this pic here.

Apr 07, 2011 11:45 AM #12
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Cliff

That should be "a straight 8 engine." Guess I didn't press the 8 hard enough. 

Apr 07, 2011 11:47 AM #13
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Gary Woltal
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The longer dresses were a hoot too Barbara. I think the car was a proud possession and just part of the family. These are Packards, a long since defunct company?

Apr 07, 2011 12:27 PM #14
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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Hi Barbara, I suppose cars were not in everyones yard in those days. Think there was a little status message here? Either way, great old pictures of folks who look happy..and cars.

Apr 07, 2011 08:43 PM #15
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Cliff, I expected you to do a double-take when you saw yourself on the comments.  I think you may have given me this picture along with you on the monster-machine a while back.  They were both great pictures and the time arrived when it was appropriate to use you and your sister!    Thanks.  But I sure don't know what a straight 8 engine is....

Gary???  Longer dresses????  You are so young you've only grown up with mini-skirts!  Way back, fashion dictated the length of dresses.  I can remember my mom wondering what the skirt length was going to be.  She might have to "hem" the old dress to meet the new length.  I think these ladies have on perfect lengths to be demure but show a little leg.  What do you think?

Charles, it could be that the car was a visitor to the yard....owned by someone else but you could have your picture taken beside it and look "cool", another term not known back then. 

 

 

Apr 07, 2011 09:13 PM #16
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Debbie Wantulok

Hey Barbara,  Nice looking ladies.  I love the long sleeved dress.  Are those covered buttons?  How many would that be?  That is one nice dress.

The cars are nice too but that would be the men in my house that would be interested in the cars...

Look at the grins on those little kiddos though.  What is the rest of the story...you don't have grins like that from just being happy that you look good.

Apr 07, 2011 10:16 PM #17
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Steven L. Smith
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Yes Godmother,

I have, you have seen this one before but I look very good.

Nutsy

Apr 07, 2011 10:50 PM #18
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Cliff Wiggs

Barbara, a straight 8 engine was an ingine with 8 cylinders straight in a row, as opposed to a V8 which the 36 Ford probably had. They were powerful old engines in those days. That picture was taken shortly after coming back from California. I went from a city school in California, to a small country school at Floyd, Ar. My family (2 adults and 3 kids) went to California in an old International pick up, and in those days during World War 2 trucks were hard to come by. My daddy went to work almost immediately after arriving there. Someone wanted to buy his pick up, so he sold it and bought that Packard, and had mony left over. We thought we were pickin in high cotton with that Packard.

By the way, at Floyd school, most of the boys wore overalls, which I hated.  

Apr 07, 2011 11:44 PM #19
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Debbie, I liked that long sleeved dress too.  It was super fashionable looking.  And the shoes were nice too.  She wore shoes with heels similar to that her entire life and her feet were an odd size so she had to pay a lot for them.  When she died there were lots of shoes because she never threw anything away but no one could wear them!!

Marlon Nutsy, I have seen that one....and seen that one....and seen that one..................go to work!!

 

Apr 08, 2011 09:08 AM #20
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Cliff, that's a good explanation of the engine and the power of the Packard.  I also was interested to hear something about your life.  I lived in California in the 60's and absolutely thought it was the best place in the world to live.  I have an old picture which I intend to post and perhaps you can explain something about the trucks that will be all in a row.  Stay tuned.

Apr 08, 2011 09:11 AM #21
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Steven L. Smith
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But Godmother,

Not only do I look great, it is a very souped up auto. It makes me a hotdog.

Nutsy

Apr 08, 2011 10:25 AM #22
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Cliff Wiggs

Hey Barbara, if you want to show some pictures of some pretty cars, see if Rodger has any pictures of that Ford he had when he was in about the 11th grade in high school. Something like about a 1940 Ford. A pretty car and one I personally always admired. Also, his mom drove a black 1956 Olds Holiday Hardtop. A thing of beauty and my dream car.

Apr 08, 2011 11:56 AM #23
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Barbara S. Duncan
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Nutsy, you are the most difficult godson that I've ever tried to raise.  You know how I hate that suit!  I'm disinheriting.

 

Cliff, his mom always was proud of her car....if it was a neat one.  Being a car-dealer's wife meant that you had to drive almost anything and have it sold out from under you at a minute's notice.  In her diary she'd made notes like, "Got my 1956 Olds May 2."  I didn't know Rodger when he was a young hot-shot driver.  I'd venture to guess he was rather arrogant??

Apr 08, 2011 02:50 PM #24
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Cliff Wiggs

Nope, He was not arrogant. Just one of the guys.

Apr 08, 2011 04:46 PM #25
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