Black Truck on Digby Neck

We were looking for someplace to get a little lunch on Digby Neck, Nova Scotia, Canada. We thought it would be really touristy being along the Bay of Fundy, reaching out from Digby where there is a ferry going to the mainland. I didn’t pack a lunch and I was beginning to wonder if we were going to have to fast – there wasn’t much going on along this two-lane road. Then we saw this two-fer; the Schoolhouse Cafe at the far end of the local elementary school and this black truck.

The cafe was delightful and we had the best meatloaf sandwich – way beyond our expectations.

The truck, according to my resident car historian, was manufactured sometime between 1948 and 1952. Jim said his Uncle Ralph had a truck of this model that was a one ton pick-up with a 9 ft. long box that he used for farming as well as all other transportation. I love the trucks of this era. From my female perspective the lines are gorgeous, rounded and well proportioned. The design seems so happy and functional – see the wide running boards, low to the ground. If I were a younger woman and we had storage space for another vehicle, I would consider finding one of these and having it restored, maybe with some modern safety features like lane mitigation and cruise control. I do believe I have slipped into the mind game that we all play – thinking about the good old days without remembering the negatives (like no power steering, or power breaks or automatic transmission). It was work driving these old cars.

My inspiration for doing this post came from Jude’s Life in Color: Black. I’ve got a few more photos from the Maritime Provinces to post for this challenge, so stay tuned.