Through a Depot Hack Darkly?
Remember the phrase through a glass darkly? There you go.
What's a depot hack?
In this instance, a 1925 Ford Model depot hack. That's the handsome mechanical creature through which I took the above picture. By the way, my objective was to take a photo of the spires of the Methodist church, which is several years older than the vehicle, through the depot hack's window. The reflection of clouds and another 100+ year old building was an added plus.
Okay, back to the depot hack. The owner told us that a hack, which body resembles a wagon, was a taxicab and a hack that served passengers at train depots was known as a depot hack. When train depots became known as train stations, the depot hacks eventually went by the name of station wagons.
Yup, the Husband's and my mouths dropped in wonder, too. I bet this particular depot hack's owner waits for that moment every time he tells the story. No doubt he has told it a lot.
Here's the 103 year old depot hack. It reminded me of the movie Summer Magic with Haley Mills and Burl Ives.