The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

July 8, 2011 by 30 Comments

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Super Yachts
Image by Patrick Q
I’ll shoot my dog and push my car off a cliff…if you’ll marry me!

30 Replies to “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer”

  1. Patrick Q says:

    The story goes that that’s the way that Dad proposed to Mom.

    Everyone knew that Dad loved his car and his dog better than anything in the whole world. But when he proposed, Dad made sure that she knew he loved her better than anything! He’d sacrifice it all to marry her! "If I have to push ‘Old Blue’ off a cliff and shoot ‘Old Shep’ I will.."

    Here they are leaning on the Lincoln about 1955.

  2. miss cleopatra says:


  3. Patrick Q says:

    Thank you, miss_cleopatra! There’s a set of these from their day trip to Biloxi, so I’llupload more later…

    Lost_Fun_Zone…Thanks for making this a favorite!

  4. charluna says:

    Sounds like your Dad was very convincing. Nice story and photo.

  5. Patrick Q says:

    He was a sweet talker, for sure. Thanks for adding this one as a favorite.

  6. burgerno says:

    Didn’t people look happier back then?

  7. Patrick Q says:

    You can see joy in their expressions, yes.

  8. 0zzie says:

    Thanks for adding this image to the Americans en Tableaux Black & White Pool.

  9. Patrick Q says:

    You got it, Zack!

  10. the new marguerite says:

    This is adorable, and so is the story.

  11. Patrick Q says:

    Thanks, Jamie!

  12. Kristen W. says:

    I remember seeing this one and some others at the apartment you and Terry had in Biloxi! Unforgettable… 🙂

  13. Patrick Q says:

    That’s why I still have these! They survived the house fire because I had them down on the Coast with me!

  14. .Hollie. says:

    What a lovely story!

  15. Patrick Q says:

    Thanks, Hollie!

  16. katydaly says:

    Please add this very cool shot to the Suburban Cool group.

  17. .Hollie. says:

    I am so glad that you responded..I forgot how much I loved this photo!

  18. Patrick Q says:

    This photo was used without my permission on a commercial website. They didn’t link back or give me credit for it!

    Here’s the link:

    What should I do about it?

  19. .Hollie. says:

    That is terrible
    They have a contact us link on the site. I would email them and ask them to please ask permission before using photos and to either link you or to take it down.

  20. Patrick Q says:

    I followed your advice. They responded quickly, and I’m happy with what their rep. said:

    "Hello, To be able to remedy the situation, I need the link to the post with the picture in it because I don’t know which one you’re referring to; I sincerely apologize that this happened, it’s not our policy to use pictures that are market noncomercial, nor is it our policy to link without giving credit. I will see that the picture is replaced as soon as possible. Again, please accept our sincerest apologies for the mistake. Cheers, Kate"

  21. Shindig Pop says:

    It’s your mom’s laughter and that fantastic hoodie that make this photo. It’s lovely, Patrick

  22. Patrick Q says:

    Thanks, David! It’s one of my favorites of them.

  23. Miss History says:

    I am so in love with her shirt!

  24. Lynne's Lens says:

    What a great photo and wonderful story! You make me want to dig out my old family pictures and post them here.

  25. Howard33 says:

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Pictures of Mama, and we’d love to have this added to the group!

  26. MUSICi o.O says:


  27. vintagephoto says:

    That is a great shot.

  28. Patrick Q says:


    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

  29. MonaMakhlouf622 says:

    hey great picture! i was wondering about the copyright of it? can i use this picture?

  30. Patrick Q says:

    Only if it’s for noncommercial purposes and you make no changes to the image – also, you have to provide a link back if possible and attribute the image to my flicker account.

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