Gilding has been in a bit of a nostaligic mood, having recently gone through some stored away photoboxes of her grandmother’s filled to the brim with photos, lost away in her mother’s storage room. Sadly, Gilding’s mother had to throw away hundreds of her grandmother’s pictures after they were water damaged in one of Florida’s regular summer storms (don’t ask; the reason behind how they got to that predicament still has Gilding a bit pissed). So Gilding rescued the photoboxes and made a weekend of scanning the photos into a digital format. But that was just the beginning. Gilding went scan happy again last night, this time going through her own — well stored — photoboxes; intrigued, delighted, and sometimes surprised to find out what photos she had tucked away.
And then she came across this picture:
It is a picture of Gilding’s Grandmother washing her powder blue Volkswagen Beetle. Having bought it in 1970 or so, Gilding’s grandmother kept this car till around 1985 or so when she bought her first ever luxury car — the one she promised herself she would get if she ever had enough money…it was a Thunderbird. Laugh now — and probably later — but Gilding’s grandmother had an infatuation with the Thunderbird since its first construction when she was a mere teenager. The Beetle was gone but not forgotten.
Truthfully, the photo probably interests no one but Gilding, but this will, and Gilding found it interesting that this happened to be the first thing she stumbled upon this afternoon after having just found this picture. This afternoon Gilding stumbled upon this: