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Great holmertz 2020-05-19 1:00

Hello John,
You often praise others for fascinating and well written notes, so it's high time that you receive such praise yourself. While the photo is very nice, showing a beautiful car of a dignified age, justly admired by two persons, the note is really even more interesting. I can't recall ever before reading so much celebrity gossip in a TE note. ;-)
But back to the photo. It's remarkable how you managed to have the two admirers so well placed to frame the car without obstructing the view at all. The clouds and the lawn are perfectly reflected in the well polished surface, but why was a small cloth left on the step?
Kind regards,

Old 05-19-2020, 10:36 PM
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Default To holmertz: Thank you, Gert!

Thank you, Gert, for yet more kind words! The composition here must really have been luck or a fluke or, maybe, serendipity. One advantage of lockdown is that we can't really get out and take pictures so dredging through old neglected photographs is the next best thing - and often one unearths something unexpected (or maybe something we've previously dismissed as being of no value). I suppose I initially thought this a nice picture of a lovely old car when I found it - and then I realised that the lady was touching the mascot - and that triggered a memory I had of some link that existed between the Rolls-Royce mascot and a scandalous romance in the past. And Mr. Google came to the rescue.

Regarding the cloth sitting on the left hand "running board", I presume the owner might have inadvertently left it lying there. Owners of the cars here tend to give their vehicles a quick rub over with a cloth now and again (especially if they think they might be in the running for a prize when the judges examine all the cars to see which ones they believe are the best restored or cared for). Needless to say, I've never won a prize as mine isn't in this sort of immaculate condition - but it goes, it stops (after a while!) and it's good fun to be out driving on a fine day!

I'll maybe see if I can dredge up some other ancient motoring history!

You take care and stay safe.

Kind Regards,

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