This is the last minute Halloween costume that I made for the Isetta. We did not win, in that category, or any other, but we had a good time!
We were one of the first ones at the registration table, but I told the lady that I did not want to be first, so she gave me number 28. It turned out that numbers 1-27 were the walkers, the motorcycles and the public service vehicles. So, we were the first car! The Mister wanted to get to the line up spot early, to be sure that we could make it and that traffic would be light.
The Isetta is a bit 'cold blooded' and it took quite awhile for it to warm up enough to run smoothly. He told the folks in the big mid-century muscle car behind us to just go around, if we stopped.
When we went past the judges stand (the intersection of two state highways, which were closed for the occasion) they announced us and we did our 'parade wave'. We made it past most of the crowds lining the route and the engine died. And would not re-start. I was afraid that I had 'warmed up' the engine too much in the three hours before the parade started!
We hopped out and pushed it to the side and the rest of the parade went past. The Mister grabbed a stick to check the gas in the tank (we don't need no stinking gas gauge!) and there was plenty of gas, so we tried again and it started! We cut down a side street and cut back in the parade line just in time to pull into the car show!
I can now say I have driven in a parade!
Now, And More!
Dearest Sister and I have decided to continue our collaboration! We enjoyed the tag-team Blogtoberfest so much that we are marching forward into November with the same plan.
Also, we have another project reveal. The Super Secret Sister Project!
We have opened an Etsy shop! You can check it out here! We have dubbed ourselves 'AtomicSisters'. Why? Well, why not? We are both mid-century and thoroughly modern, in our own minds, at least!
About 15 years ago, Dearest Sister and I expected that we would probably spend our twilight years together. We envisioned ourselves as a later version of the Baldwin Sisters from 'The Walton's' television show. The Baldwin sisters lived together, supporting themselves by selling their grandfather's 'recipe'. Since we do not have a 'recipe' (our great-grandfather was nefarious in many ways, but moonshine has never been attributed to him!) we decided that perhaps we should cultivate some other way to provide income.
This may not be it, but it is in the spirit of the recipe!
And now you know the secret!