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Uncle Frank is Seventy and a Day- By His 1955 Ford Pick-up Truck

12 responses

  1. Ken Klucsor

    I love it. That is a classic Pittsburgh photo — everything, classic Ford F150 pick-up truck, the Steeler’s logo on the shirt and cap, and even Uncle Frank’s expression. I love the houses in the background. They are also classic Pittsburgh. The aluminum awnings, the 2-story house where the bottom half is brick, and the top half is aluminum siding. Classic Pittsburgh!

    I’ve never seen houses like that anywhere in California. In California, you almost never see brick houses because of the earthquake danger. Brick house are very strong and stable vertically, but not horizontally during an earthquake. Sometime you see a brick front on a home in California, but it’s usually not part of the actual structure; it’s just a design feature. In fact, architects and designers think a brick front veneer adds character to a house, because – at least in California – there are so few brick homes.

    October 1, 2011 at 7:39 am

  2. Happy Birthday Uncle Frank!

    October 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

  3. Happy Birthday, Uncle Frank!
    When I get to Pittsburgh, Il’l buy you a beer and we can talk about old cars….

    October 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

  4. Rob

    Happy Birthday Uncle Frank. Don’t really know you but have always loved Ruth’s photos of your truck.

    October 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

  5. Sally

    Gret picture!

    October 1, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  6. Well, happy birthday, uncle Frank! 70 years?!?!? He and his truck are looking mighty good!

    October 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  7. Rill Pittsburgh!

    October 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

  8. Uncle Frank looks like Clint Eastwood in “Gran Torino.”

    October 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  9. Happy birthday! Great truck.

    October 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  10. Holy buckets, that truck looks brand spankin’ new. Uncle Frank seems like one very cool cat.

    October 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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  12. VERY nice p/u!

    June 13, 2014 at 12:15 am

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