Monday, April 5, 2010

































My dad was a traveling salesman. He sold contraceptive merchandise to pharmacies for a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and was one of the first to work with family planning organizations throughout Western Canada. He was also a loyal member of the Kodak "You press the button, we do the rest," generation of the '50s, and seemed to live with his Kodak Pony hanging from his neck. On his many trips to the BC interior and Alberta, with his samples of birth control pills and IUD's piled in the trunk of his Pontiac, he would often stop and take a shot of whatever primitive highway he happened to be on.
He liked to keep his car in the frame.


2 comments:

Lee Marvin Newland said...

Dear Lee,

My family owned Pontiacs too. A 1947 Four Door, a 1953 Four Door, same green colour as your Dad's, and later my brother, Steve, had a GTO into which he installed a Hurst gear box. He let me drive it once. It would peel rubber in all four gears.

Lee Marvin Newland

Adee said...

nice. hope u have a collection with u. u can make a nice flickr set and maybe put it up in a gallery too!