A greyhound leaps off the hood of an old 1936 Ford V8 on display at the annual Williston Old-Timers Festival in Williston, Tennessee. We always enjoy seeing the old cars there, and this one was no exception. They sure don’t make cars like they used to. Remember hood ornaments? One of the sacrifices in the name of better fuel economy, I guess. But they were so cool.
To me, it is interesting how we think of old things as being cool. There is an interesting transition from where things go from being just “old” to being “cool and old.” That is especially true with cars. A car that is 20 years old is just old. But a car that is 50 or more years old is pretty cool. Maybe it has to do with familiarity. I knew what cars were like 20 years ago. But since I wasn’t around 50 or more years ago, those cars have a different fascination to me. It is all relative, I guess.
And that goes for things besides cars, too. I have an old touchtone phone on my work desk that doesn’t get used all that much anymore, because it is getting old. But if it were an even older rotary dial phone, it would get noticed by everyone who comes into my office, and it would probably start some interesting conversations. Because the rotary phone has crossed the threshold over into the cool zone.
That happens with some people, too. I don’t think I’m there yet, because I don’t have enough stories about the “good old days.” I do have enough stories of the old days to bore Jaylin, but he doesn’t think they are, or I am, cool. Oh well, maybe one of these days.
But on the other hand, I enjoy hearing the stories of those who are older than I am. Because they have some interesting stories to tell!
Listen to your father who gave you life, and don’t despise your mother when she is old. - Proverbs 23:22
About the Photo
I opened up the aperture of the f/1.8 lens all the way to bring out the depth of field here, making it almost look like the greyhound is jumping out of the screen at you. Worked pretty well, I think.