Friday, March 23, 2018

1949 Packard

Ride in Style

That's right Folks, this Easter Sunday you can Ride in Style in this newly restored 1949 Packard.  The sweet color of purple enhanced with a black hood and cap.  Little chrome is needed when when your colors are shining bright.

The Classiest are the Simplest!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jeff Allen Motors

Jeff Allen Motors located on US Highway 46 in Denville, New Jersey where Mr. Allen sold Ford and Used Cars with that small town welcome to to family atmosphere.  This photo was taken sometime in the 1950's but difficult to tell exactly what year due to the many years of vehicles in the lot covered in snow.

I'm not sure who took over the building after Jeff Allen retired, but I do remember that Firestone Tires was there for many years, then moved down the highway about a mile closer to the center of town.   Currently the building is owned by the EDT Discount Tires Center who completely renovated the structure to look more modern.  I wish I had that Ford sign hanging on the front of the building.

What a perfect photograph to share after all the posts of yesterday and last night's snow storm.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Thank You

Thank You
For the beautiful ways
You have touched my life

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Equinox

Today marks the day, the 2018 Spring Equinox when Spring has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere.  The only day when you can balance an egg on end during the perfect moment which has proven to be all a myth.  You can balance an egg on it's end any time of year if you have the will and patience to do so.

Others may run for the hills and gather around Chichén Itzå in Central Mexico to watch the amazingly beautiful sunset.  At which time one may witness a very eerie but spectacular shadow of a Serpent casting upon the pyramid.  That I'd like to see!

With all those fun facts said, this year I'm sad to present the raw truth.  Though officially Spring might have arrived, it still is cold with a winter weather storm system expected to hover over the Middle Atlantic and Northeast tonight into Wednesday that allegedly will dump several inches of snow upon us.

We have had lots of snow this winter and most are fed up.  However, this is Mother Nature and as have expressed in the past, she waits on and listens to no one.  Mother Earth will do whatever the hell she wants and it's beyond your control to do anything about it.  So my advice to you is to stop your whining and whimpering and pull yourself together.  I think you'll be just fine staying indoors for twenty four hours or so with plenty of supplies and provisions that you've collected through the past that will last you longer than you've ever dreamed of.   It's going to snow, so deal and make some French Toast!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Rockaway House

An original 8x6 sepia photograph I've keep safely stored for many years and today decided to scan it.

This is the Rockaway House located in Rockaway Borough, New Jersey.  Originally known as the Riggott's Hotel, changed to what is photographed here as the Rockaway House then later became the Rockaway Hotel.  Placed on the corner of East Main Street and Wall Street the building still stands today, long after it's first foundation stone was anchored back in 1894.

This beautiful structure still looks the same except for the porch and balcony no longer exist for a small unattractive brick building was built in front that obstructs her beauty.  Today it stands as a Tavern where the spirits pour and some spirits still roam.

This photograph was taken sometime in the 1920's.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Gone for Good

I was there for you
through all the hard times
Protecting you during
Mother Nature's wrath
And the moment I started
falling apart withering away
You abandoned me without
a trace leaving me alone

Beauty lies within the walls
holding a story to tell
Of those good times
were shared together
But you are gone forever
never to return again
And I will still be here
in despair without ever healing

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Irish Blessing

May you Joys be
as deep as the Oceans

Your troubles be
as light as its Foam

And may you find
sweet Peace of Mind

Wherever you
may Roam

Happy St. Patrick's Day