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My dad Tony showing off his new 1964 Ford Galaxie XL 500 and making sure no one goes near it. He is holding a Ruger Blackhawk .22 and is wearing a custom made holster. Picture was taken by my mother at my childhood home backyard in New Castle, PA. Dad traded in the car in 1969 where the new owner gave it an early demise 3 months later. View full size.