The "Little Me" aboardship leaving Germany where I was born at the Stuttgart Army Base. I didn't set foot in the USA until I was close to 3 years old. We traveled via Army transporter though, no luxury liner I was told. I'm wearing a very fashionable pair of Lederhosen complete with Edelweiss on my sweater. I was always a snappy dresser, lol. And yes. I still have those Lederhosen. My mom packed them away very carefully, along with an actual Edelweiss flower in a little glass container. The legend is if you bring one of those small, white Alpine flowers home with you, you'll return to Germany in the future. It was true. I spent 6 weeks in Germany during my senior year in high school as part of an exchange program. I never got to the Black Forest though, where I was born, staying rather in the North most of the time in Bremen, but it was Germany none-the-less.
You'll see I'm holding a toy car—of course! I'm not 100% positive, but I'm pretty sure that car is the one I just photographed below. Click to see this adorable little tyke in greater detail. Oh yeah, and to see the toy car closer too.
A pseudo late-forties Cadillac metal toy car. There is no interior, never was, but this type of toy car was very popular in the fifties and early sixties. There are rubber tires that roll and it's a nice weight in your hands to push along the floor. Photographed this afternoon on my vintage porch rocker, which I've painted with one of my now-trademark plaid treatments.
For four more photos of this car from different angles, click on Read More below. I love the way the car photographed outside on my porch, so I shot a bunch of angles.