Author Archives: Therese

Rosie the Icon

The “We Can Do It” poster created by the War Department to recruit women for industry, has taken on a life of its own, spanning generations. The image has been used on kids’ lunch boxes and campaign mailers. Recently I … Continue reading

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During and After Photos

Now I know about aluminum primer, which is useful information if you plan to paint aluminum. The decals came from a sign shop in San Mateo.  They did a great job, but I’d have gone elsewhere if I’d known about … Continue reading

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Exfoliating Mighty Mouse

  It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I discovered rubbing compound. Who knew that fifty-seven years of oxidation would buff off? I bought one of every compound they carried at Napa Auto Supply and went to … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams

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          That’s what came to mind when I first arrived at Vintage Campers in Peru, Indiana.  I’d foolishly worried about not being able to find the place.   Proprietor Dan Piper explained that he’d  ”got the disease … Continue reading

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1954 Beemer

Airstreams are the Cadillacs of tin can campers.   In Wax, Tilly lives in a sixteen foot beauty in Parking Lot C.  I found  a 1948 Wee Wind, restored, for thirty-eight thousand dollars — about thirty-six thousand more than I … Continue reading

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The Genesis of the Tin Can Camper Book Tour

My friend Rube baits me.  He’s one of the most creative people I know, but he enjoys launching my pursuit of his ideas more than acting on them. About ten years ago, I was accumulating found construction materials for my … Continue reading

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