know where your muzzle is before you squeeze the trigger

Nov 22, 2011| 1 Comment


My beloved football club Chelsea lost over the weekend to Liverpool. Two great teams that I love to watch even when they aren’t playing each other. Their respective colors are blue and red so this recent photograph seemed a perfect choice for this week’s offering.
This I believe is a 1956 Ford F-100 distinguished by the large wraparound windshield and hulking mass of a front end. My father drove a similar 1965 model only his had a custom bullet hole in the front hood. The story goes that he laid his rifle on the hood to steady his aim through the scope to shoot an armadillo not realizing that the barrel was pointed right into the bump of the hood. The truck took a hit and the armadillo lived to fight another redneck day. I loved that old truck. It had two gun racks; one on the back window and the other mounted on the floor near the gearshift for easy access. The old man has always driven trucks and even when he traded the ’65 truck for a car it was really a truck…a ’77 Ford Ranchero. Stubborn is just another word for consistent.

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  1. KK
    November 22, 2011

    Of all the trucks my brother has had through the years, that was indeed my favorite. Pretty blue color with a “Coach Whip” CB antenna and CB equipped with a 400 watt kicker. I could talk all the way from the South Louisiana Bayous to California AND New York. Thought I was all that and a bag of chips back in the day when I could connect with people via that blasting CB. “True Story”….of how the bullet hole was acquired… Very fond of the truck myself! Can’t wait until next Tuesday.

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