1960 Chevrolet Impala

Just like the one my wise old grandmother had

My wise old grandmother

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Each Thursday during the summer, La Mesa Village has a car show from
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

La Mesa Village, La Mesa, California

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It makes for a great summer evening — eating in the Village, watching historic cars drive by, and, if you like, even negotiating to buy one of them.

That’s where I went this evening. One of the cars was a 1960 Chevrolet Impala, just like the one my wise old grandmother drove until 1973.

1960 Chevrolet Impala

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

1960 Chevrolet Impala

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

1960 Chevrolet Impala

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I went off to college at Texas A&M University in September 1973. For Christmas that year, my granddad bought my wise old grandmother a new car, a 1973 Chevrolet Caprice.

By the way, for those who have been following me and are interested, my other half, Jim, is in the second and third pictures, upper right corner of the second picture and left of the car in the third picture. I always have to tell him to get out of my pictures because he loves to wander around without paying attention to where the, uh, photographer — that’s me! — is.

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I'm Zoey the Cool Cat, and I approve this post

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17 thoughts on “Just like the one my wise old grandmother had

  1. Smaktakula

    Of course, when your grandpa sold that car to buy your grandmother a 1973 car, it was no doubt not the beauty it would be today, but simply a 13 year old car (I’m working 12, myself!).

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  2. wsj2day

    love that chevy, once upon a time i actually rode around town in one just like it! of course, back in ’70 i was a struggling college student and gas was like .8 a gallon, and the ‘coolness’ factor was like non-existent . . . ah youth

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  3. artzent

    Oh, beautiful car and how stand up of you grandfather. By the way Zoey looks adorable here and don’t tell me that “looks are deceiving” no, no, that cat is an angel!

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