This month Sepia Saturday is all about travel to and fro. Some time ago I was reading the divorce case of my 2X great aunt Sallie Jollett Clift in which she told the judge she had found her husband’s love letters from his mistresses hidden in her stable. Stable? Who has a stable? But it was 1914, after all, so maybe cars were not yet common. Maybe she still relied on a horse and wagon.
I don’t know when my great-grandparents first owned a car, but my great-grandfather Walter Davis was certainly proud of this one.
|Walter Davis before 1934|
My best guess - based on the winged hood ornament - is that his car was a Ford. He died in 1934, so the car predates that year, it’s safe to say.
|Velma Davis Woodring and Violetta Davis 1928|
in front of their parents' house Shenandoah, VA
|My grandmother on the right|
|Orvin Jr. 1928|
|Violetta and Velma and others in the rumble seat 1928|
|Breeden Brothers and Sullivan Sisters|
(my grandfather's cousins) Shenandoah, VA
Lucille Rucker Davis
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