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Trucks in a Row: 1940

Trucks in a Row: 1940

December 1940. "Lineup of trucks at workers' camp near naval air base now under construction. Corpus Christi, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

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Sic Transit

I haven't seen that in print in many years (if ever)!
The version I learned back in the early 60's was a different "Latin" dialect, I guess:

Lucat bene derdego
Honet buses inero
Honomo demis trux
Summit causin, summit dux

Towsan

Seeing the trucks in a row reminded me of something my uncle would say from time to time.

Seville der dago
Towsan buses inaro
Nojo demis trux
Summit cowsin
Summit dux.

See Billy, there they go.
Thousand buses in a row.
No Joe, them is trucks.
Some with cows and some with ducks.

That's a lot of Chevys

Not a Ford or Dodge in the lot.

Debonair in the dirt

The gents are looking pretty suave there, considering they're perched on begrimed bumpers and mired in the muck.

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