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A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan CHAPTER 3!!! #1174761 Wed Jul 20 2016 06:57 PM
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SWEET Offline OP
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I am fortunate enough to still be able to spend time with my maternal grandmother, Nan-Nan as I've always called her. She is one of the most influential persons to me both now and when I was a kid.

Thankfully at a young 87 years of age, she still lives by herself, drives herself, and enjoys life. We moved her closer to my parents 3 years ago when my grandfather passed away.

Before then, I used to drive the GreenMachine up to SW PA to their local Alum Bank car show. This is a show put on by the local fire company and is a big draw for folks all around. For a small town, it creates quite a large show.

A few weeks ago I got the idea of taking Nan-Nan with me back to the show so she could spend some time with some of her old friends she has not seen for a while.

Before talking with Nan-Nan, I thought I would run the idea past my mom. I received the "Are you crazy?" look from her when I told her my idea. She didn't think it was a good idea but suggested I ask my grandmother and see what she says.

The next weekend at our family dinner I suggest my idea to Nan-Nan. She was all for it. Even the riding in the old truck part. I could see that she was excited about the possibility of the trip.

It is well documented on this site the amount of driving I do each year in my truck. But getting ready for a 400 mile trip with your 87 year old grandmother requires extra preparation. I will admit, I was nervous about the trip. I can hear my mom yelling at me in my head if I ever had to call her with an issue.

The weekend was finally here and I picked Nan-Nan up at 8 am. We took US 50 to Winchester and the whole time she talked about how much fun she was having. We got onto the interstate and just kept chatting. Before I knew it, we were back in her old hometown.

She found her friends and surprised them all since she didn't mention that she was coming!

The whole ride up she was amazed at the amount of thumbs-up, horn honks, and smiles the old truck creates. She was impressed how people would come over at a gas station to share a story about their past and the memories a truck like mine created.

At the end of the show we won two awards, we placed third place in the production truck category and we also won the award I went for, furthest driven.

I had her proudly pose in front of the truck with our new hardware before we prepared to head home. We decided to stay the night and head back in the morning. That way we could go to dinner and ice cream at her favorite local places.

The next morning we drove back without incident. Chatting the entire way. I really enjoyed the trip we made, and I am sure she will tell everyone about it, and our winnings like she did to anyone that would listen on our way home.

In the end, we did just under 400 miles. The weather was perfect and she enjoyed the time she spent with her old friends, and her awesome grandson with the cool truck.

Yes, I too enjoyed driving the truck. But its the weekend with my Nan-Nan that I will never forget.


SWEET
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BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1174764 Wed Jul 20 2016 07:39 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Nice write-up, Chris

You and Nan-Nan are lucky to have each other.


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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1174768 Wed Jul 20 2016 07:56 PM
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AWinLex Offline
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Wow, how special!!!
Cool writeup.


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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1174816 Thu Jul 21 2016 03:25 AM
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Achipmunk Offline
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Just plain Awesome Chris. Memories will serve each of us very well. Way to go.


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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175149 Sat Jul 23 2016 05:39 PM
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SWEET Offline OP
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Finally got the photos done.....

Roadtrip Photos....


SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175164 Sat Jul 23 2016 08:59 PM
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Peggy M Offline
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Wow, that's really cool. And the pictures are great. Some neat stuff at this show!

Oh yea, driving in the Green Machine is a sweet ride, even for this "old lady." grin

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175167 Sat Jul 23 2016 09:31 PM
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TPR57C Offline
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Hi Sweet that would of been a priceless weekend for you and your Nan a and you will be glad you made the effort she might want to drive to the next show


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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175170 Sat Jul 23 2016 09:39 PM
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joker Offline
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great pix, man, I hope I look that great when I reach your Nana's age, there may still be hope for me now at 75, by the way Mr. Sweet, you look younger in this pix then you did in the last group I saw, I cant find it but it was the link with your group just before home coming, at least I think so and you were wearing a hat?? the link where someone had to go back and Id you all on the pix...

I may have you mixed up with someone else.. thanks for the pic


Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175182 Sat Jul 23 2016 10:40 PM
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SWEET Offline OP
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Tim, I would have let her drive! Problem is she never learned to drive a manual transmission.

Joker, I think you're thinking of the Tidewater trip we did in the spring. I think I did have a hat on.



SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175217 Sun Jul 24 2016 02:16 AM
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joker Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
found it, no hat

to me it dont look like the same guy if your number six in the pix..but you know you.. hard to keep up some pix, you have a guy in your command that does the photo shot deal really well, I wont mention any names though. he can pop up anytime and any where

it was in March, boy those months went by fast..

Last edited by joker; Sun Jul 24 2016 02:20 AM.

Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175235 Sun Jul 24 2016 04:21 AM
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SWEET Offline OP
ODSS Lawman
That's me, #6.

Maybe it's the lighting, maybe who knows......

Maybe because it was raining and butt cold that day I wasn't my most photogenic self......


SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175238 Sun Jul 24 2016 04:32 AM
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joker Offline
Moderator, Passing Lane
well I am glad I got that deal settled, by the way,
how long before you move up the ladder for promotion
from Sgt At Arms.


Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175251 Sun Jul 24 2016 11:47 AM
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ndkid275 Offline
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Awesome! That has been the dream for my truck as well. Hopefully, I can do it soon since my grandfather turns 89 over the Labor Day weekend. My grandfather is the one that taught me 90%of my automotive and tool skills. I have many great memories and hopefully many more that include my kids.

Chris

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1175275 Sun Jul 24 2016 06:57 PM
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AWinLex Offline
Shop Shark
Wow, how special!!!
Cool writeup.


Alec
51 Chevy 3100
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1176718 Thu Aug 04 2016 12:32 PM
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Tommy Offline
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Ok. So what does the truck and the gas station have in common?


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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1176793 Fri Aug 05 2016 01:10 AM
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Hambone Offline
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I heard the story in more detail. In the case of the picture neither the station nor the truck had gas - at the time. Chris I owe you a beer, but I could not resist.
It is a very compelling picture.


HB

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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1176835 Fri Aug 05 2016 02:49 PM
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SWEET Offline OP
ODSS Lawman
Hambone is correct.

I was so thrilled with the success and just enjoying driving the truck, I drove it out of fuel on a country road just 15 minutes from home, and the truck came to rest at the old gas station.

Once I stopped, I just laughed for 10 minutes at myself then called my wife for rescue.


SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1177159 Mon Aug 08 2016 02:21 AM
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Mike Roache Offline
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WELL PLAYED SIR. That is exactly what this hobby is about!!!! Who cares about the gas? That adventure could not have ended any better.

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Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1217625 Wed May 17 2017 03:17 PM
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keithfielder Offline
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great story hope your nan nan is doing well
great pics. to

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1225809 Sun Jul 16 2017 08:25 PM
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SWEET Offline OP
ODSS Lawman
Indeed Nan-Nan is doing great! So much so that we did the trip again last weekend. She was quite a trooper. She rode 300 miles round trip in one day in the GreenMachine.

She loved every mile of it.

I'm not sure who had more fun, her or me. smile


SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1252136 Tue Jan 23 2018 06:14 AM
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Cathy Offline
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Love the story and pictures! Thanks for posting!

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan [Re: SWEET] #1259333 Tue Mar 20 2018 08:18 AM
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Wendell Offline
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That is one SWEET truck you have friend!!

Re: A Roadtrip with Nan-Nan CHAPTER 3!!! [Re: SWEET] #1272777 Tue Jul 17 2018 01:41 AM
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SWEET Offline OP
ODSS Lawman
I am proud to say at 89 years young, Nan Nan and I made the trip again!

This year the weather was warmer. Maybe a little too warm.

What a blast!

Chapter 3


SWEET
Sergeant At Arms
Old Dominion Stovebolt Society

BUNS?!?!?! Where we're going, we don't need no buns.....

1950 GMC 450 (25% owner)
1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
The GreenMachine
In the Stovebolt Gallery
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