Motorbikers in 1958

Motards in 1958

Motorbikers in 1958

English version below the picture

Janine et moi partions de chez ses parents pour un voyage dans la famille en moto.          C ‘ était en 1958.

Je connaissais Janine depuis un an mais il y avait encore le service militaire à faire et on  ne s’est mariés en Février 1961.

Que nous étions heureux de chevaucher cette vaillante moto d’une marque française disparue depuis longtemps :une Terrot. C’ était pourtant une machine performante et élégante.
Nous étions bien équipés pour affronter les rigueurs du temps .

Nous avions la vie devant nous et on envisageait le futur avec confiance pour construire une famille qui s’est enrichie de 6 enfants

Vive la vie ! Vive l’ amour!

2011 Motard in 1958

Janine and me riding my motorbike in 1958 from her parents ‘house. A young boy  accompanied us in running with enthusiasm. He was my cousin René who was 11 years old at this time. 
Janine et moi sur ma moto en 1958 partant de chez ses parents . Un jeune garçon nous accompagne en courant avec enthousiasme; C ‘ était mon cousin René qui avait 11 ans à cette époque

   Janine and I were leaving her parents’ house for a short trip in the family riding a motorcycle. It was in 1958. I had met Janine for a year but there still was  the military service to do and I married her only in February 1961.

   We were happy to ride this valiant bike, a  French brand : a Terrot. Though it  was a excellent  and elegant machine it has disappeared for long. We were well equipped to face the hardness of the weather

  We were with life before us and we were considering the future with confidence to build a family that grew 6 children

To Life! To love !

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71 Responses to Motorbikers in 1958

  1. puffpop says:

    This is wonderful…celebrating life and love and looking forward to what lies ahead.

    The motorcycle duo is the best…You look very serious. Janine looks full of joy and laughter.
    She looks beautiful riding the bike.
    A fun entry!
    Today we are celebrating also…64 years of marriage. How are we celebrating?
    John is in dialysis this morning. I am washing clothes walking dog, cleaning kitty litter and cooking our anniversary dinner of roast beef, potatoes and green beans…
    Not exactly like it was 64 years ago.

    God has helped both of us survive some close encounters with the only thing that can separate us in this life…death. “Till death do us part” So every moment is to be savored.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Thanks for sharing. You were dating for a while then. Hope your health is doing well my friend.

  3. blb1 says:

    In 1958 I was working as a Nurses Aide after high school graduation. Can’t remember when I met Wil, first time I didn’t like him. LOL Later in life when he had a motorcycle here in TX I rode with him. No pictures exist of that.

  4. My dad rode a motorcycle for a few years. It always made him smile when he talked about those times.

  5. House of Heart says:
    May 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm (Edit)
    So exciting to see you two out there on your bike . My husband and Inhave been bikers for many years. We have a Harley Electra Glide, a great touring bike! To life , To Live indeed! ❤

  6. attatudy says:
    May 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm (Edit)
    WOW.. you too do not look much different. Especially Janine. I am leaving Saturday this week to stay with my mother for a month. I intend to go through some of her old pictures of her and my father and myself as a girl and baby. I’ll bring them home for my children and grandchildren to see. She has a chest full of the pictures. Hopefully, I can convince her to come and live out the rest of her life with me here in New York. That will be a daunting task.

  7. OH, how wonderful, Michel! 🙂 I love hearing about when you and Janine met! 🙂
    The photo shows a precious memory! And reflects a life of love that has unfolded since that day! You two love-birds are blessed! 🙂
    Always fun to take a bike ride! And I laughed that your little Cousin ran along beside you!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  8. weggieboy says:

    I enjoy old family photos for the stories they tell and the memories they bring back!

    • Yes I would believe it was yesterday, Doug!

      • weggieboy says:

        In a certain time of life, those old times do seem like yesterday! I was in the US Army in 1969-1972, yet it astonishes me to realize how many years ago that was!

      • We don’t realize the time passes but it did it

      • weggieboy says:

        I personally am glad to be past the working life because I have lots of time to do the things I enjoy. When I worked, I didn’t like taking all the vacation time I had. (The last 16 years I worked, I had five weeks vacation each year, an amount not typical for Americans.) Taking five weeks at a time would have left me vulnerable to office politics, a major problem in the workplace, so I’d take a Friday off several times a year, then take the time between Christmas and New Years off to use up the rest. How could a person miss that regimen?! Now I can blog, read, follow politics on television, the other media, have social luncheons with friends, etc., all things I didn’t make time for while working.

  9. jstnotherday says:

    Whoa, look at you – and Jeanine! – who knew – road warriors. 😀

  10. murisopsis says:

    The smiles say it all! Looks like many years of fun and adventure have been in the intervening years – and more to come!

  11. cjjustice1 says:

    I always love the pictures of you and Janine — early in your relationship and now – with your 6 children, their spouses, and children! Such a beautiful family with which God has blessed you! To life! To love! ❤ Carolyn

  12. suester7 says:

    To life and love indeed!

  13. Isabel Capillas says:

    Awww..this is so romantic❤

  14. Susan Joos says:

    A couple of intrepid explorers! Reading this post made me smile. You and Janine are far braver than I; I would never ride one!

  15. cocosangel says:

    The Motorbike is awesome. I used to love going on these.

  16. Carole says:

    C était la liberté cette moto…. Tu as même fait le coup de la panne. Lol j espère que vous allez bien bonne soirée on vous embrasse

    • la liberté , c’ est tout fait vrai . Les pannes il y en a eu plusieurs dont la plus mémorable était avec Guerite à Forêt- Moniers en revenant de Woignarue en 1957 🙂

  17. Wow what a great photo!! I had no idea you’d be one for motorcyles! I love where the licence plate is found!
    Mike and I love riding scooters around Bermuda and in Stanley Park, Vancouver. There’s such a thrill going quickly through the open air on a bike!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    I hope you’re both doing well ❤

  18. Love this..and such a sweet story of true love.
    As you know, I love motorcycles..;-)

  19. Rachel says:

    1958 was a great year! 😎
    We finally have warm weather! The Lilacs and Lily of the Valley are out.
    Time to plant. I think the danger of frost is gone?!
    This weekend is our Memorial Day weekend. Our time to remember all fallen soldiers. I will be working, but usually I go to the cemetery for services.
    Love to you and Janine! 💚💞💙

  20. Isabelle says:

    Vive la vie! Vive l’amour! On vous embrasse tous les 2:-)

  21. What a wonderful memory! Two young people in love and looking to the future.

  22. Marion Manson says:

    Fantastic photo and accompanying memories with this photo of you and Janine, Michel! And what a wonderful family sprung from your union! ❤

  23. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    J’adore cette photo “historique” et la petite histoire de grande amour qu’elle emporte! C’est magnifique!

  24. mcbery says:

    You look quite dashing. 😀 Blessings.

  25. Larry says:

    This magnificent bike brings back some wonderful memories for you and Janine!

    Hope you and the family are well! Thank you again for your kind birthday wishes, I do appreciate it!


  26. Zakiah says:

    I had a friend in medical school, who owned a motorbike. He was one of the very few boys who owned one. We would go for evening rides out in the country, and feel the wind in our faces. Those were happy days.
    Your post reminded me of my friend, his bike and our youth.

  27. neilc693 says:

    What a nice photo. That must bring back memories!

  28. It’s fun to see your cousin in the picture. You and Janine look like you’re on your way to adventure! ❤️

  29. L. Gail says:

    I love the photo of you and Janine on the bike. You were both so young and ready for life.
    I also rode a small motorcycle when I was 15. And other ones until I was 37 and moved from this state.

  30. fauquet véronique says:

    Quelle classe !!!
    Vous êtes toujours magnifiques !
    Je vous embrasse tous les deux

  31. Lavinia Ross says:

    “To Life” and “To Love”, Michel and Janine! That is a wonderful photo of you two on the motorbike!

  32. Thanks for sharing the photo. Each time I see it, I smile at the two of you enjoying life. In 1 958, I was only in the 8th grade of Jr. High. Times were a bit simpler back then. You two have a wonderful week. ❤ Marilyn

  33. Cheri Herald says:

    Another of your many adventures! I love it ❤

  34. Gayle Smith says:

    Love this Michel!! You and Janine look so young and happy!!!

  35. iampeacenow says:

    What a wonderful photo – full of memories! Thank you for sharing.
    peace & love to you, dear friend,

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