Saturday, July 9, 2011

I have found her!!!!

Power of the universe is an amazing thing!!
If you put the thoughts out there, and have patience, it will come to you.
  I have been searching for a little vintage trailer to remodel.
 Maybe I could join http://www.sistersonthefly.com/ ?  I have asked friends to keep an eye out for me and they have been great with little leads and hints here and there but nothing quite worked out. Until the other day!
  I was talking to Jim's cousin, Richard Lockhart, and he said "Why don't you get Jim's Grandpa Gerald's trailer? It is parked in town. We towed it in 30 years ago so it didn't get bulldozed into the canyon."
Ahhh Ahhh Ohhhh Ahhhh!   Insert angels singing down from heaven here.
Turns out that Grandpa Gerald had this trailer that he used as a man cave, guest house, storage and what not. I came across a picture of our ranch that was taken in the 50's or early 60's and what do I see right there in front of the house?????
My vintage trailer! The one I have been dreaming about! The one I have decorated in my head, four different ways!  I went to town and looked at her today. I saw past the dirt, dead bugs, and bee's nests. Past the two cracked windows and tattered curtains. Past the funky smell of musty and who knows what from decades ago. What I saw was a shiny, sparkling trailer with freshly varnished woodwork and crisp, ironed, linen curtains. A cowboy quilt adorns the bed, and a blue mason jar of fresh flowers is on the table.



On the front is painted her name....... "Molly" Drusilla........with her picture there too! 
Do you see it, too????? Can you spare some elbow grease? Mine is low.    :)
Thank you so much, Lockhart Kids, for babysitting my trailer for 30 years. 
 She was just waiting to come home!

7 comments:

The TinCan Cottage said...

She's Adorable! I can just see her all spiffed out!
Can't wait to see the dreams and ideas for this little darlin' come to life!:D Wish I could lend a hand...let me know if you need a sound board to bounce your ideas off...
Smiles,
Christine

Ann Porteous said...

Wow grandpa gerald's ??!!! So awesome!!!

Ann Porteous said...

I wanna GO with you on the sistersonthefly! I have a little popup! should BE great! Cannot wait to see what you have done to her!

Wendy said...

That is really interesting, Carol! Great find!

Valerie said...

Great story - hope you'll share your restoration work on Miss Molly!

Unknown said...

I remember when they bought her. I was in high school. Maybe a freshman? Mom and Gerald had just gotten married and my brothers were in transition between the farm and Gerald's place. Gerald's house was pretty small for us, so they got the trailer for Ron to use as a bedroom. He and one of his friends slept out there s few times, but he preferred to be in the house, so I traded rooms with him, and it was mine until I got married.

I shared that trailer with my Siamese cat, Suki. He got to be huge! Siamese males help raise their kittens and teach them to hunt, and sine the only kittens around were barn cats, he taught them. He would frequently come home with a pheasant in his mouth and a mess of kittens trailing along behind. He was able to keep all of the barn cats well fed for the next few years that he was there. But he didn't get along with my mom!

Siamese cats are very proud, and she hurt his feelings right off the bat by chasing him out of the house with a broom because she was afraid he would claw her new gold broquade couch. Suki chose not to forgive her and war was declared! She would be working in the flower bed and he would run up her back and jump off her head... Scared the bejesus out of her! Or if she was in the "park" ad she called the back yard, he would run up her cherished little weeping willow and bend it to the ground and she would scream and hollor and throw things. But funniest of all was when she would pay me a visit in the trailer. Every so gle time he would appear over the door and take a swipe st her head just as she was about to step through the door making her jump and scream. Then he stayed in place until she stepped out again and he could get in a parting shot. So the trailer was his home too.
Karen Rysn

Unknown said...

I remember when they bought her. I was in high school. Maybe a freshman? Mom and Gerald had just gotten married and my brothers were in transition between the farm and Gerald's place. Gerald's house was pretty small for us, so they got the trailer for Ron to use as a bedroom. He and one of his friends slept out there s few times, but he preferred to be in the house, so I traded rooms with him, and it was mine until I got married.

I shared that trailer with my Siamese cat, Suki. He got to be huge! Siamese males help raise their kittens and teach them to hunt, and sine the only kittens around were barn cats, he taught them. He would frequently come home with a pheasant in his mouth and a mess of kittens trailing along behind. He was able to keep all of the barn cats well fed for the next few years that he was there. But he didn't get along with my mom!

Siamese cats are very proud, and she hurt his feelings right off the bat by chasing him out of the house with a broom because she was afraid he would claw her new gold broquade couch. Suki chose not to forgive her and war was declared! She would be working in the flower bed and he would run up her back and jump off her head... Scared the bejesus out of her! Or if she was in the "park" ad she called the back yard, he would run up her cherished little weeping willow and bend it to the ground and she would scream and hollor and throw things. But funniest of all was when she would pay me a visit in the trailer. Every so gle time he would appear over the door and take a swipe st her head just as she was about to step through the door making her jump and scream. Then he stayed in place until she stepped out again and he could get in a parting shot. So the trailer was his home too.
Karen Rysn