Dealer's warranty and a WWII letter.

I still am in disbelief when I find the things I find that grandpa himself kept, like this dealer warranty from his first car. Hard to comprehend for those of us who today pay $15,000 plus for vehicles! Do you see the selling price? I bet he paid cash for it, too. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling they didn't do too many car loans.

Grandma actually talks of him getting this car back in her February entries.

And I love this picture of grandpa, standing in front of, what I believe is (maybe?), the same car. Fascinating, huh?
Then I came across these letters written to grandpa from Lazarre during WWII. Lazarre must have been a friend of grandma and grandpa's? Any family members know? I swear I remember them talking about him in the past. Even though the letter is from 1944, it's still so near this same time period. You can read them yourselves if you click on the actual photo of each page. Clicking on the image will make it larger and more readable.

The letters are quite funny. Lazarre must have been a man full of humor. No wonder grandpa liked him. He was always taken by people who could make him laugh :c) Read them . . . talk about fascinating . . .

Have a great weekend. I'm off to Chicago for my 32nd birthday!


JaimeM said...

Wow, I LOVE this blog! So very fascinating! Thank you for sharing such great memories of your grandparents!

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI - The car in the photo is not the car referenced in the Dealer's Warranty. The car in the photo is a four door. Love your blog!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all - I just found this diary and I love it - wish I had found it much sooner - the good thing is I can "binge" read it ; ) Am I correct in assuming Lazarre Elliot is non other, than "Zombie"?? Hope so.