Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gypsy Business

Last month we had a new member join our family...
It's a 1948 Ford Panel Truck.  And it's amazing.  We stumbled across it at a friend's home when doing a jewelry party before Christmas.  David bugged me for weeks to contact her about it and explained how perfect it would be for Deep South Gyspies.  Finally I got excited about it and we gave her a call.  She quickly told us it was not for sale...it was her husband's "project" and he would never sell it.  She texted me that night with a price.  We though on it for a week or two and even when visit it a few times.  On the second trip to see it David got to talking with them about it and found out some wonderful local historic details about it that made us HAVE to have it.  It's always been a local vehicle and as it turns out it belonged to the Sheriff's department and used to transport jail inmates at a time when my grandfather was Chief Crimial Deputy at the Sheriff's department so it's more than likely that my grandfather drove it from time to time before becoming Sheriff himself. 

We plan on fixing it up and using it for Deep South Gypsy shows!  I'm so excited and can't wait to share the progress with you!!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

What?! Ok now i'm REALLY jealous. A Ford Panel Wagon, how stinkin' cool is that. The Hubby is even gonna be jealous of this one. Can't wait to see what you guys do with it.

mary h. said...

OMG! It was destined to be yours and David's and ultimately Z's!!!!!!!