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Old 10-15-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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Etta Payne - A Classic and Rare Photo

All but nine rigs, and the three aux vehicles went by rail to Wadi Halfa. The ones that crossed the Nubian desert had an adventure of sand, getting stuck and hard work.

Etta and Oscar Payne were seasoned Caravanners and they had no problem in deciding to go across the desert.

This picture show Etta pushing an Airstream through the sand.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:02 AM   #2
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I love all the old pics - even those I've found of my grandparents airstream adventures... All the women in skirts or dresses. On my upcoming trip for Thanksgiving, I considered making that a requirement but I don't think I'll be able to relax in the spirit I'm inclined while wearing a skirt! Well - without a bit too much exposure.
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I love all the old pics - even those I've found of my grandparents airstream adventures... All the women in skirts or dresses. On my upcoming trip for Thanksgiving, I considered making that a requirement but I don't think I'll be able to relax in the spirit I'm inclined while wearing a skirt! Well - without a bit too much exposure.
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Looking at these old pictures from Africa, it is amazing that even in the toughest of conditions, the women still wore dresses. Etta and Oscar were such a great couple, great Caravanners, and good friends of Wally and my Mothers. (As well as my good friends.) Getting to know them was a special experience. First on the 1956 European Caravan, and then on the 1959 African Caravan. Then to see them extend their African experience to Moscow and India.

In these troubled times Etta and Oscar represent the best in Airstream owners, Club members, and Caravanners.
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PeeWee,

Do you know the identity of the woman in the background?

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Old 10-16-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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Do you know the identity of the woman in the background?

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The lady in the background is Genevieve Christie. She and her huband Don lived in Carmel, IN. Their trailer number was 1986

The Paynes trailer number was 195.
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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Are you sure she's pushing...

looks more like the trailer is pulling her lol.. great photo Pee Wee... true Airstream adventure spirit!
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Looks to me like she's ticked off at her spouse and is trying to count to 10 as slowly as possible.

I, um, "recognize" this pose.
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I, um, "recognize" this pose.
Thete's NO WAY I'm gonna touch that one LOL
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The lady in the background is Genevieve Christie. She and her huband Don lived in Carmel, IN. Their trailer number was 1986

The Paynes trailer number was 195.
I hate to do this, but the Payne's trailer was 165. Pee Wee must have made a typo.
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The lady in the background is Genevieve Christie. She and her huband Don lived in Carmel, IN. Their trailer number was 1986

The Paynes trailer number was 195.
165 is correct. It is on their trailer, in all directories, and rosters...a whoops. Typos, typos, typos.
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Thanks for posting PeeWee. Love these old photos that show a Caravanner's struggle and toil, all the while, enjoying the adventure and looking forward to tomorrow.

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