Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Ford Family

Like great highschool football rivalries and undying devotion to a college alma matter, Americans have always had an allegiance to their truck brands.  And like the Hatfield's and McCoy's, the feud between Ford and Chevy lovers will be one for the history books. No matter the brand, we're taught to remain true blue from birth.

 We've always been a Ford family through and through. It's a brand that's been in my life from the time I was born. In fact, people often joke that when my family gets together, it looks like a Ford truck commercial in the parking lot.

 It started when my dad bought a 1968 Ford Mustang in high school.  That car stayed with our family and was passed along to my brother, who later restored it to it's former glory.

Additionally, my folks have always driven Ford trucks. When I was a kid, my folks had a tough looking yellow Ford truck. It was stolen out of our driveway, and my dad has never been the same.
Currently, my dad drives a 1999 F-250 7.3 Liter Diesel with 174,000 miles on it.

My father-in-law just recently restored his 1970 Ford truck that's affectionately known as "Old Yeller" around town.  My husband and his siblings all drove it at some point during their high school years.



My grandpa drives a Ford F-250 7.3 Liter Diesel farm truck.

My brother drives a 2007 Ford F-150 with 90,000 miles on it.

My uncle drives a Ford F-250

My cousin drives a  new Ford Mustang

My husband drives a 1997 F-250 7.3 Liter Diesel.  It has over 254,000 miles on it.

I drive a 2005 Ford F-350 6.0 Liter Diesel with 180,000 miles on it.

Even our kids drive a Ford F-100.

This is just a tiny sampling of the Fords in our family. Over the years there have been Ford Fairlanes, Expeditions, Explorers, Rangers, F-150's...the list goes on and on.

Ford runs through our veins in this family. I guess you could say that we have a little bit of "brand loyalty".

Built Ford Tough,


P.S.- This is NOT a paid advertisement.  Ford Motor Company has no idea that my family exists.  Although I'd gladly be their very best saleswoman in exchange for a new Ford F-250 King Ranch Edition.*Wink, Wink*   WooWee are those things pretty to look at! Not to mention the leather interior and lighted vanity mirrors. I could get used to driving one of those around. I guarantee it wouldn't smell like coffee and manure on the inside, either.  What? A girl can dream, can't she!?!

P.P.S- Don't be a hater if you're not driving a Ford. I will still love you.


  1. You know what's funny, after growing up listening to my dad saying that FORD vehicles were useless peices of crap, when I went to buy my first car, I bought a Focus. Now I'm on to my second car and it's an Escape. And just in September the Farm acquired a brand spankin new F-150 with Eco Boost to replace the old Ford truck which is still hitched to the cattle trailer. So all the way in Canada, I'm following through with the Ford standard set by you westerners : )

  2. I grew up with Chevy. My Dad knows every Ford joke in the book. Then, I married my hubby who had two Fords. And, then we bought Ford stock! And, on it goes..... We just keep it on the down low so no one gets their underwear in a bunch around the Holidays! ;)