Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DH and I took a short road trip...and a giveaway...

... we went back in time and visited the
'Old Car Festival' this past weekend.
at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.
DH and I headed to the farmers market and picked up a few veggies
before heading to Dearborn Michigan, about a half hour drive to 
take in the sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles
from the 1890s to 1932....and the fumes were bad.
Definitely no emission control back then.
 
They had traffic jams
...isn't this just the cutest Austin Mini...
and this Austin Mini
The cars showed pride of ownership over ...
and over.
...and there was an electric car back then too.
Look at this beauty...the tools to fix the cars were simple.
There were fire trucks and they had manual cranks to sound the siren,
one had painted on the side of the fire truck
'SAME DAY SERVICE'
 The girls were in pretty dresses and riding the streets.
 This lady slowed her tricycle so we could take her picture.
You could even try riding some of the old bicycles.  
We witnessed only one bicycle mishap.
The weather was perfect for a picnic and this...
picnic quilt was a treasure.  
It had little 9 patches made with 1" squares on point.
You could tell it was old and I didn't want to touch it to check for a label...
no one was around...it was just laid out on the grass
ready for a picnic...beside a vintage car.
There was live music too
This was Greenfield Villages 62nd annual Old Car Festival.
Click HERE to see all the winners from the 
2011 Old Car Festival.
One of the Grand Champions was from London Ontario Canada.

One last picture 
from Noah Webster's retirement home.
Noah wrote many books but was best known as the writer of the Webster dictionary.
Together with his wife, Rebecca, they raised 8 children and were married for 54 years.
Rebecca was a quilter, but then pretty much all women and young girls were quilters.

It was a fun day!!
...and now for a giveaway...
One last bit of info....Mr Heinz was famous for his ketchup, but
before his ketchup he was famous for something else, way back in 1869.
Ketchup was introduce in 1876.
What was the first thing Mr Heinz was famous for???
If you know the correct answer, tell me in a comment 
and you could be a winner of ...????
All I know is the giveaway will be quilt related.
I will leave the giveaway open until September 17.
Please make sure I have a way to contact you by email.

hugs and happy stitching

69 comments:

Kathy said...

Never been the first to comment but in 1869 Heinz started the business by selling horseradish. Sweet old time cars but the bikes are real charmers Love them, thanks for sharing

Pat V. said...

I'm gonna say pickles. They only recently took the pickle off the ketchup label...

Leslie said...

This is pure guess......was it vinegar?

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I think it was grated horseradish.

What a great old car festival...TFS

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely cars!
I think he bottled horseradish before ketchup...maybe..lol

B Greene said...

What a fun trip! I think he was famous for horseradish.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Segundo o google,em 1869 ele com mais dois sócios começou a comercializar rábano.Que delicadeza desta senhora parar para ser fotografada,linda imagem,parabéns e obrigada por compartilhar.Os carros são uma emoção a parte,pois era o glamour da época....tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

quiltma said...

Horseradish was his first claim to fame

Janet said...

Um... horseradish. I don't think they sell it any longer. Love the old bicycles and cars.

Mhairi said...

Wikipedia says Horseradish so I am going with that. I LOVE horseradish, what a great way to get started in the "fast-moving consumer goods" industry.
Thanks for all the great pictures of the cars etc.

Sunnybec said...

What a lovely show, just the sort of thing me and hubs would like. The answer is Horseradish. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heleen Groot said...

Great pictures, it really looks like an Oldy Town! According to Google (and yes, I googled it.....) it was horseradish that started him of.Followed by pickles and sauerkraut!

Gill said...

I googled it too and yes it was bottled horseradish!

Christine M said...

He went into business with LC Noble to make Horseradish under the brand name Heinz, Noble and Company.

Pippa Parsons said...

it's bottling grated horseradish and he got married too but I can't work out how it's quilt related....

Judy said...

He started marketing Horseradish in 1869. Love Greenfield Village. We went at Christmas one year and the kids loved it. Hot cocoa, marshmallows by the fire, Santa and old town feeling. Thanks for the chance.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Okay I did a google, because I really did not know. The first product is Henry's 'pure and superior' grated horseradish, bottled in clear glass to show its purity. Very interesting post. Thanks!

Karen said...

What an amazing car display. How wonderful that you were close enough to be able to see it. My favourite would have to be the tricycles. Love the adult ones!
And the picnic quilt was just perfect.
No idea about the answer to your quiz question, but I had fun looking at all your photos.

Lesley said...

Love your post! What a great day you had! Horesradish was Mr. Heinz' first product. Thanks for the chance!

Joanne Lendaro said...

that car show if FABULOUS!! Thanks for sharing all of the pictures, LOVE them!! I'm guessing horseradish...thanks for the fun!

Mommarock said...

How is horseradish related to quilting? He used to help his momma with the garden selling vegetables.. and then he was famous for that dern horseradish..

Jacqueline said...

Horseradish..

thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

Gwen said...

What beautiful old cars-- there are quite a few guys in my family who could spend days at an event like that! Now, as for me, I would enjoy the old quilts! :-)

Mr. Heinz was famous for his pickles-- I think I had heard that he was called the "Pickle King". :-)

Thank you for sharing your trip with us! And for the giveaway! :-)

MJinMichigan said...

I'd love to see that old car event someday. Every year my brother has his Model T in it and I plan to go but something else comes up. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

yorkie mom said...

Horseradish! Love Greenfield Village, It is a step back in time...

regan said...

Heinz first made horseradish sauce! Yum!

I think the woman in white riding the tricycle looks so elegant....beautiful with her parasol!

Kathy Gordon said...

Horseradish.

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous day out. I loved seeing the old cars, but those bicycles are amazing too (and their outfits for riding them). Well....guess we all know the answer is horseradish by now. ;-)

Britt-Inger said...

What a wonderful day out you have had. And the lady riding the tricycle, so elegant. I think the answer to your question is horseradish.

Josie McRazie said...

Mmmm horsey sauce (aka horseradish) we walked in a parade on labor day (with my husbands fire department) and we were behind the antique fire truck...I thought I was gonna die from the smell! Thank goodness we have come a little further! And can I tell you the parade route is almost two miles!

SpartanBabe said...

Horseradish! Yum :o) I am also seding the link to this post to my DH, he'll love the pics :o)

Linda said...

HELLO! BEFORE THE KETCHUP THERE WAS SUPERIOR HORSERADISH! LIVED IN SOUTHFIELD YEARS AGO+VISITED HENRY FORD MUSUEM A FEW TIMES-LOVED IT! THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT POST+WINNING CHANCE AT A GREAT GIVEAWAY TOO!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

Mr. Heinz's first venture was in the making of horseradish - it was a failure....wonder if he was the first to add horseradish to ketchup to make a seafood sauce?????

sew.darn.quilt said...

Horseradish...looks like alot of us googled this piece of trivia!
What a wonderful step back to a simpler time,
thank you

Sandy D said...

Heinz first started by bottling horseradish.He bottled it in clear bottle so that the people saw what they were getting.

hueisei said...

Baked Beans?? My favorite ;)

Barb said...

Talking clock? I enjoyed all of the cars and bicycles...get pictures.

Leah said...

That would be Horseradish. :) Love the car photos.

Diann said...

Horseradish was the first product.

Madame Samm said...

I felt I was on the trip with you .lol The lady on the bike..that would be me..complete with parasol....lovely Pauline..great shots..

Barbara Woods said...

don't know maybe cooking thanks for the giveaway

Barbara Woods said...

horseraddish

ritainalaska said...

pure and evaporated grated horseradish was his first produt in 1869. enjoyed all the pix of the old car show and the very old bicycles!

ytsmom said...

It's horseradish! Wonder what they did in the months without an 'R'?

Judy B said...

It was Horseradish! My Dad was into old cars and hit & miss engines, so your pictures bring back fond memories. Thank you for sharing and the mystery giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

The Bear's Blog said...

Horseradish.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures.

Hugs

Bonnie58 said...

Mr Heinz sold fresh bottle horseradish in a clear bottle with L. Clarence Noble ( a neighbour). thanks for the history lesson and the opoprtunity on the giveaway

Mimi said...

He first sold horseradish!! Thanks for the fun!!

Judy1522 said...

His first product was horseradish although he later became famous for his pickles before being famous for ketchup.

Patty said...

Well, darn! I guess I am late to the party. First was horseradish, but I had to look it up.

JustPam said...

I love your post-especially the old bikes. I googled and discovered he first dealt in horseradish

lynaeve said...

horseradish, thanks for the chance!

Rhonda D. said...

He first made horseradish. Thanks for sharing
your pics of your day at the car show. Thanks
for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Cox said...

Mr. Heinz was famous for his pickles. He was called the Pickle King.
lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

Judi said...

horseradish! I guess I have him to thank. I'm seriously addicted to the stuff :)

Aurea said...

What a great trip and show. Mr. Heinz in 1869 was known for horseradish. Thanks for the chance to win something.

Colleen said...

He was first konwn for his pickles.

Pia said...

He began marketing horseradish

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

What a fun trip! I'm jealous. It looks like it was such a fun get away. Wasn't Heinz first known for horseradish?

Kathy MacKie said...

How fun and it was Horseradish.

Connie said...

Looks like it was a fun day!! I didn't know his first product was bottled horseradish made from his mother's own recipe, how neat!!

Abbigail said...

Horseradish!

Quiltsmiles said...

Horseradish was how he began his empire, years before ketchup.

Quiltsmiles said...

Sounds like you and DH enjoyed your outing. I'd have peaked at the quilt though, it would have been too much of a temptation and how sweet it looks.

Sallie said...

His first product was bottled horseradish made from his mother's own recipe.

Marcia W. said...

Heinz's first product was horeseradish bottled in a clear glass jar - 1869 - source the Heinz website

jmniffer said...

He began his career packing foodstuffs, namely horseradish. Thanks for the chance at y

Julie said...

Horseradish! I love Greenfield Village too.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Horseradish - looked it up on Wikipedia (gotta love the internet!). Thank you for teh chance to win!

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