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Hobby Creates Trailer Treasures

The bare bones facts are simple and straightforward. Doug Johnson and Teresa, his wife of 35 years, have taken up the ambitious hobby of restoring and modernizing vintage travel trailers. In fact, the Johnsons’ hobby is as much about evoking smiles as anything. I started grinning like a fool the moment I laid eyes on the couple’s current cutie: a baby-blue and white-striped 1956 Aloha whose curvy shape lives up to the “canned ham” nickname that trailers of this era are known by/Doug Clark, SR. More here. (Colin Mulvany SR photo: Doug Jensen, who recently retired from Central Pre-Mix, sits in his 1956 Aloha travel trailer he restored)

Question: Have you ever tried your hand at restoring vintage things?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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