I’ve been busy painting the ceiling so I haven’t had time to take photos but Mike Thomas dropped off a couple of pictures that he took while I was at the wheel of the 1923 Firetruck. Lori thought I looked pretty serious in the picture, but you would be too if you were driving something so rare and that a lot of people spent a lot of time restoring. Plus as I mentioned before, the controls were very different from our modern day vehicles. Looking at this picture, I also realized how much higher you sit driving this, but you really feel that you’re on it rather than in it.
There’s no picture for this one but I felt the following story was worth relaying. It’s one of those “only in Ferndale” stories. Today when I went to our mailbox, in addition to the mail, there was a black folder, with a note attached to it that said “Belongs to Matt Knowles, Rose Ave.” The folder wasn’t mine, so I wondered, whose was it, why did they think it belonged to me, and who put it in the mailbox. Later I mentioned it to Lori, and showed her the folder. It was hers and she had left it at the Post Office while mailing some info back to the publisher. There wasn’t anything in the folder to identify that it was hers, but I guess they figured it out and attached the note and gave it to the mail lady to deliver. All without charging us any postage!
Speaking of the publisher, Lori finally heard back from them, and all I can say right now is that it wasn’t bad news!