1937 photograph from the archives of the Finnish Radio Company , which shows engineers on the roof of an outside broadcast van. For those looking for a theme there is radio, broadcasting, roofs, people doing unusual things on motor vehicles, or run with the little and large comparison.. My choice for this week is loosely aligned with folks doing unusual things and vehicles.
GOOD TRADE? HOT WATER HEATER FOR THIS MODEL T
According to my grandmother's album, the above photograph was taken in 1943 and shows her son-in-law, Leland Enos, trying to move the Model T that he had just traded for a hot water heater. I recognize the location as the Enos ranch outside of Red Bluff, California. The fellow on the other side of the car could be Leland's father Pete Enos. I have often wondered what kind of a water heater was traded for the car -- and who made the better deal. I am betting that it was my Uncle Leland.
Leland Enos married Zelma Elizabeth (Betty) McPherson, the next to the youngest child of my grandparent's, Jabez B. and Elizabeth (Foss) McPherson. They were married on 20 November 1941 in Reno, Nevada. The couple spent most of their married life on the Enos ranch. However, my aunt Betty seemed quite happy to live in the town of Red Bluff in their later years.
The following photo was taken at the same time as the photo above. As you can see, Leland was tinkering with his vehicle, a sign of the times. A hard working, capable man, who loved a good party and almost always sported a smile which accentuated his good looks. He died on 21 March 1988 at the age of 66.
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