Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Clarence


Quite a few of you have been a little curious about that blue car in front of my house, so I thought I'd introduce you to him.

All my cars are boys ;)

This is Clarence.


He's a 1954 Ford Crestline.

An odd name for a car, I know, but I got him during Christmas a little over four years ago and he was a mess.

He reminded me of the angel without his wings in the movie 'It's a Wonderful Life' and the name stuck.


I took care of his needs and now he's not as much of a mess as he was.


In fact, I would say that his 'short soars'.

My mom told me that saying when I was a kid.

Apparently, it means that he runs well and fast. 

And he does.



He has a 1988 Mustang 302 in him, so he should ;)

I am not a slow driver.


Sadly though, Clarence is looking for a new owner, because I don't have a big enough place to keep him sheltered.

They didn't design 1930s garages for 50s cars, if you know what I mean.


So, eventually someone else will love him and hopefully give him a nice, cozy place to sleep.


He's a good boy and he deserves love.


Doesn't every old thing?

xo
rue


46 comments:

  1. OMG, I want him so bad. Clarence is my Dad's name and I once owned a 1950 Ford - my first car. Clarence is so beautiful and if I weren't retired I'd be so glad to give him a home.

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    1. Your dad has a great name!

      I can only hope he goes to someone that would like him as much as you do :)

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  2. Wow! It is in such good condition now, Rue I love the color! I hope you find a buyer who will love it very soon.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. I hope so too :)

      xo

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  3. Clarence is in fantastic shape! I hope he gets a new owner that loves him the way you do! :)

    Jane x

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  4. I have a 1920's garage. I hear you loud and clear! Great car.

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    1. Yeah, I don't think anything would fit in there LOL

      Thanks!

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  5. He's a beauty though! I'm sure you will always remember your time together fondly. Last summer we sold our two scooters that were a gift from my dad because our small 2 car garage had become a two scooter garage and we could scarcely get around in it. We will always have our memories though! ;)

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    1. Very true, Jen! I will always have fond memories of him :)

      xo

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  6. Clarence is very handsome! How fun it would be to drive around in him. I hope he finds a good home soon.

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    1. It's a blast to drive him, Penny. People always stop me and ask about him. Hopefully soon one of those someones will snap him up ;)

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  7. My cars have always had boy names too! My first was Satan (yep, think he was a boy!), my second car was The Bat Mobile (its memory STILL reminds me of the bat mobile), and my third was a boring, family-style sedan that I named Milton. I'm currently on my 4th car, which I haven't named yet. Might have to give that one some thought :)

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    1. Satan? Bat Mobile? That's hilarious! Milton is perfect for a sedan lol

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  8. Rue, my cars are always girls (started with my Dad naming them). But Clarence is pretty special. Hope he finds a new home that will love him like you do!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Hi Rue, Clarence is very handsome..I don't think he will have a hard time finding a new owner to love him. I would imagine it would be tons of fun to drive him around.!! Love the blue upholstery in the back seat.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. He really is fun to drive :)

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  10. Rue, what a gorgeous car…so handsome! I hope that Clarence finds the perfect home soon….xo

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    1. Thank you, Lidy! I'm so glad to hear from you :)

      xo

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  11. Clarence is a beauty...*swoon*. I'm sure he'll find an owner who loves him as much as you do.

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  12. Beautiful! We had to sell our old car because we didn't have shelter for it and the squirrels kept scratching the top of the car. We tried a car cover and they ate wholes through that.

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    1. Those are some determined squirrels! I have a car cover for him too, but since I drive him all the time it's a pain to take it on and off.

      xo

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  13. Ohhhhhhhh I love him and wish he could be mine!

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  14. Hi Rue, Clarence is beautiful. I love his color and looks to be in really great shape. You took such good care and I hope he finds a new home that will give this old FORD the love it deserves.
    The seats are so spacious ~~ I imagine it is so much fun to drive.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. Thank you, Celestina! He really is fun :)

      xo

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  15. Well, he sure is a beauty! I love the color and he looks to be in immaculate condition. Hopefully you will find someone who will take great care of him. Have a blessed evening...:)

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  16. Rue, I had wondered about Clarence's story. He's a handsome fella, that's for sure. I hope the perfect owner comes along.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. I hope so too :)

      xo

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  17. I'm writing down Clarence's details to tell my husband. He looked at it the other day in your sunrise (or was it sunset?) pictures. I think he named its make wrong. What beautiful upholstery too. Hope he finds a good home. "His short soars." That's a new one on me.

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    1. Let me know what he thought :)

      I'm not sure where she got that saying, but she says it came from when she was a teenager. No one I know has ever heard it before. She's got a few other sayings that are odd as well.

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  18. Clarence is one handsome dude! Love his color too!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Oh, I hate to see you lose Clarence! He is ever so handsome.
    Brenda

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    1. I know, but it's really for the best.

      xo

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  20. Ouch, Clarence would be hard to let go. He's gorgeous.

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