Friday, March 2, 2012

Farmer in Diner



We wrap up Diner Week with this picture of a farmer in a diner in Pie Town, New Mexico. The picture was taken in 1940. The man looks troubled.

14 comments:

  1. he dont look too happy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Looks like they're saving bottle caps in a can. I wonder if they use to get money back for them?

    ReplyDelete
  3. A metal coffee can filled up with soda bottle caps.

    Two more things that future generations will not recognize.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I seem to remember seeing bottle caps used as paving at filling stations, as a kid. Keeps the mud down, but hard on bare feet.

    ReplyDelete
  5. He looks tired! Probably from counting all those bottle caps?!? NOT!

    He reminds me of my uncle.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It looks like the table was next to the ice box, the soda pops were iced down in. The opener was on the side and the bottle tops fell into a receptacle below.
    OH! those soda pops in the glass bottles and iced down were sooo good. Much better that today. Wish I had one.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My dad used to save National Boh caps and send them in to get drinking glasses and other premiums. There was a bar at the top of our grandmother's road, and one day my sister and I found an absolute TROVE of bottle tops of all kinds in the gutter. Our grandfather came home from work to find two hot, sweaty, and very stinky children sitting on the curb! We got a bit of a talking-to about what was and was not acceptable in the way of "helping Daddy".

    ReplyDelete
  8. He looks very spaced out, poor guy.

    ReplyDelete
  9. The farmer might have just gotten an earful of dismal news on the radio (1940). Anyone with relatives overseas would have felt that way.

    Bottle caps: remember when cars had heavy chromed bumpers? Opening a bottle by deftly whacking it on the edge of the bumper. Try that now and you'd break the car.

    John

    ReplyDelete
  10. The man looks troubled because he's in Pie Town without pie.

    ReplyDelete
  11. GG-Ma mentioned those ice cold tonics in the really thick bottles-those were the absolute best! Ice cold Orange Crush was my favorite. Everyone around here used to call them Tonics, not so much anymore. I hear that in some parts, Coke can mean Coca Cola or any kind of soda. I forget where I was but I remember asking the the waitress for a coke one time and she asked me, "What kind? I said, regular. She says, "Oh so you want a "Coca Cola"? Ummm, "Yes, I thought I just said that". I had no idea that coke meant any carbonated drink, you have to be specific. If you say, "What kind of Coke do you have"?. The answer could be, "We have orange, Root Beer, grape , and ginger ale. Very Strange. Stranger than calling it tonic or pop if you asked me. Soda seems to be the standard so I say that now.

    ReplyDelete
  12. There's a hack saw blade on the table.

    ReplyDelete
  13. TIRED? He looks really tired and maybe concerned about a mix of events?

    ReplyDelete
  14. In 1940 most all the farmers looked disturbed.

    ReplyDelete