Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sauce for the Gander


Severe thunderstorm last evening, tornadoes in Louisiana with by the time it arrived here, what, judging by the continuous lightning, seemed the worst of it, passing immediately south of town in the Gulf of Mexico moving west to east. Fascinating, as fascinating as the stars - -



- - this morning’s struggle: deciding whether to be a meteorologist or a cosmologist in my next life. Though I suspicion fate has me down to be a roach. Or a fly. Mosquito. Maybe a rat. More likely the sound of silence.



Paradox: eleven tubas playing The Sound of Silence At Prism last Sunday, two hours in heaven. 



Some exercise: yesterday logged over a mile walking despite morning routine bollixed up by my blood draw for next Tuesday’s routine doctor appointment. Not too bad, movement at least, though the faithful ten-thousand daily step regimen done for years no longer works for me!



What’s sauce for the gander is not necessarily sauce for the goose. The goose was not interested with my lesson on market placement, engines, wheelbase, regular versus close-coupled, and pictures. The gander's sauce yesterday: on a favorite website finding a 1930 Viking brochure and a 1930 Marquette brochure. General Motors at the time decided to close price gaps between Chevrolet, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac by introducing a “companion car” program. Pontiac above Chevrolet and sold through Oakland dealers; Viking above Oldsmobile and sold through Olds dealers; Marquette below Buick and sold through Buick dealers; and, sold through Cadillac dealers,  LaSalle priced below Cadillac and above Buick. What happened was that Pontiac replaced Oakland which was dropped, Viking and Marquette lasted a couple model years in the 1929 to 1931 era, and LaSalle ran from 1927 through the 1940 model year and then was dropped and the designed 1941 LaSalle introduced as the Cadillac Series 61. LaSalle had the longest and most interesting history, including for a couple years in the mid-thirties a LaSalle that looked like a Cadillac but had an Oldsmobile flat head straight eight engine. These brochures, 1930 Viking V8

http://www.oldcarbrochures.org/index.php/New-Brochures---February/1930-Viking-Eight-Brochure

and 1930 Marquette 6

http://www.oldcarbrochures.org/index.php/New-Brochures---February/1930-Marquette-Brochure

are the only ones I’ve ever seen of those two makes. Sauce for the Bubba.



So far, my storm pictures have never turned out to suit. Some terrible, jagged lightning streaks last night, darting frighteningly all over the sky, but not one photo turned out. I’ll keep trying.

Wednesday plan. FuroForty. Post daily nonsense on +Time. Gulp down CardioPills. Walk. Breakfast of oysters baked on thin ww bread. Continue reading A Place to Go and curious about Jed and Rozelle, two escapees from Dugton, Claxford County, Alabama who so far have proved the gaps between love and lust, jealousy, greed, intellect. Sabbatical isn’t all loafing, eating, Russian, traveling, German, music, Hebrew and Greek, but as long as I don’t read or watch national news, it’s all fun. Best of all: Nap.

DThos+ still trudging



Above: 1935 Oldsmobile business coupe

Middle pic: 1930 Viking Eight sedan, probably the DeLuxe model, which had six wheels including two spare tires in wheelwells and a trunkrack, whereas the standard model had five wheels, the spare mounted on the rear at the bumper. 

Red: 1930 Viking Eight DeLuxe convertible with rumble seat.

Yellow: 1930 Marquette phaeton (touring car) a four door open car (convertible) with side curtains. 

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