Monday, January 26, 2009

Henry Ford & the Model T

Slide6 The Model T
The video I found for you today is about Henry Ford and his famous Model T Ford. The car was the first ever mass produced on an assembly line. The picture to the right is a  1912 Model T Touring car. It is more elaborate than most of the Model T’s that came off of Mr. Ford’s assembly line. I enjoyed this video very much, and feel that I learned a lot about this automobile, its manufacture, its impact on a growing nation, and its toughness as an automobile. It might put sum modern day SUVs to shame.

 

Hey, I was just thinking… I wonder if we could get my Dad to tell us a few stories about driving the Model T. How about it Dad?

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Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Every day we have choices. Will I focus on my purpose or will I focus on my problems?

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Quote of the Day
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
~ Henry Ford

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Joke of the Day

A gentleman was having some physical problems and his doctor told him that he had to drink warm water with Epsom Salts one hour before breakfast. At the end of a week he returned and the doctor asked if he was feeling better.

The man said that he actually felt worse. "Did you drink warm salt water an hour before breakfast each day?" the Doc asked.

"No," replied the man somberly, letting out a sigh. "I could only do about 15 minutes!"


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3 comments:

Lynne said...

I love stories of yester-year! I hope your dad will share! Blessings!

Jay Conatser said...

Hi Jim, hope you & Beverly are doing okay. Just want you to know I think of you & all the family, quite often. Good to read your blogs as well as Dads. take care & write me sometime. It will be good to hear from you. Jay

Just Bill said...

That joke made me laugh out loud, thanks for it.
I never drove a model T but I drove a Model A. A high school friend borrower one to take his drivers license test. I had to dirive it to the testing place which was thirty miles away. I had never driven one before and it took me a while to find and use the spark adjustment. It was a wild trip for me at age 16. Enjoyed the video. I toured the Ford Plant years ago and was amazed at the whole operation and the Henry Ford museum.
Bill