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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Remember Whensday - Hitch 'em up


Aren’t you glad you don’t have to hitch up the team to go to town?

I actually took this photo last year while visiting a friend that collects the coolest stuff.

Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #25. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.

17 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: I love the wagon but changing the wheel, without a jack, had to be a bear. You had to roll in a rock and use it as a fulcrum for a log.

Craver Vii said...

Funny you should mention that. Last week I was thinking along a similar theme as I watched some old TV, where cowboys saddled up their horses. I sure am glad I can just hop in the car and go!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice looking old photo. I remember greasing these kinds of wheels and you had to take them off to do that.

Diane AZ said...

Fun to imagine what life would have been like back then. Seems we have a lot to be grateful for. :)

jeannette stgermain said...

Uh, I don't envy the generations before us at all! Only the clothes. Sometimes! The wagon/cart, however it was called, does make for a cool pic, Gaelyn!

Sally in WA said...

The abandoned homestead near the Okanogan house had the remnants of what looked to be an old wagon on the ground. Nowhere near as good a shape as this one. Cool pic.

Small City Scenes said...

I'd like to live back in time but then again I do like a few luxuries too.

My eldest daughter had a Whelsh that she hooked up to a small cart. Just hooking up that sucker was a pain---and then she had to keep good care of the harness and reins etc--it's a pain. I think as much as I like horses I like a few under the hood too. MB

Evelyn Howard said...

It would make quite a conversation piece!

mountain.mama said...

This matches my leaning shed on the farm picture! I love these old items.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

With the price of fuel and the road rage we have nowdays, I have always thought we should go back to this form of transport.

Pyatshaw said...

We just need the sheriff and the baddies now!! Love it.

Bibi said...

When I was a kid, a neighbor had a horse and buggy and would take us for rides...I still can feel the wind, hear the clip-clop...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those old wagons are very beautiful but I think using one would have been a pain in the butt.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

It's a lovely photo, Gaelyn, and harks back to a slower time. I'm grateful for my car and my time saving devices but I can appreciate the charm of this.
Janice.

Mary said...

Great shot! My dad wrote a lot abotu growing up with horse and buggy on the farm. It is so interesting to see how people used to live...not that long ago!

Karen said...

I am very thankful for the truck, for a hot water heater, for washing machines, for gas stoves, for indoor plumbing...

Ruth said...

We do like to romanticize days gone by without appreciating the hardships they faced without our modern conveniences. I will keep my Honda, thank you very much. Nice picture though.

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