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My Old Truck

For years I’ve had an old dodge pick-up truck It sits in high grass in my far away backyard She was a great prop for fun family style portraits A very classic look for rustic type kids portraits But now there’s no seat to sit in the truck So she sits with the trees in the very far backyard Kids and birds love to play in my wild backyard Once an owl perched on the mirror for some portraits And blended in with the peeling paint on the truck That old truck still rusts in my backyard for great grungy portraits 7-11-2019 This Old Jalopy Contest sponsor: Craig Cornish

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Date: 7/16/2019 1:34:00 PM
For great grungy's sake! A pick-up in the backyard rusting away. Country living at its finest. (Have you got two new pick-ups parked on the front lawn? LOL). Nice one, Jeanne. :) gw
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/16/2019 2:20:00 PM
yes, I retired as a portrait photograher last year, but I love that old truck sit'n out there. But no new ones...
Date: 7/13/2019 11:58:00 PM
Enjoyed. I can visualize. In my childhood i had seen a vintage car of our neighbor to sit idle for whole year but to participate in old-car race.
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/16/2019 10:33:00 AM
How fun to do a old car race...mine doesn't even have an engine!
Date: 7/12/2019 4:21:00 PM
I can picture this. There was an old classic purple car in a yard in childhood , this reminds me of. Well written :)
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Date: 7/12/2019 3:50:00 PM
an old truck which collected beautiful memories... how wonderful is that, jeanne...huggs
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Date: 7/12/2019 2:16:00 PM
I can see the truck sitting there...they are fun to gaze upon....there is one up our way painted like the scooby doo van next to a few other heaps....i enjoyed this poem! The owl would be cool to see :)
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/12/2019 2:53:00 PM
I used to have an old Thunderbird sitting out back too next to a country store "set". I'm on two acres and had a portrait studio for 25 years here. Just retired and moved to Mexico last year and will sell the place next year probably. I love the owls, deer and other wildlife that still comes through.
Date: 7/12/2019 9:09:00 AM
I would have loved to see that owl perched on there; I am wondering if it was dusk? Great imagery!
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/12/2019 9:24:00 AM
Actually, a grey morning threatening rain. Usually his mate is close by but not that day. I didn't get the photo either!
Date: 7/12/2019 4:42:00 AM
I can picture this so clearly Jeanne, very descriptive, good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 7/12/2019 5:37:00 AM
thanks so much Jan. I love that old truck!