Friday, February 8, 2019
Trucks of Art
A custom Snub-nose
Years ago, moving into a new town a priority was a phone. The phone book had all the local residential phones listed. That book is almost obsolete now. I print our own here in the motor home, but it is mostly for addresses not phone numbers. As you know most #’s get recorded in the ‘smart’ phone. If you need a business number as the kids say, “Google it!”
Since Darnells are not as numerous as Smiths/Jones I always looked for ‘Darnell’ to see if there are any in town. In the town of Kirksville, Missouri there was one Darnell listed. We actually looked them up and enjoyed meeting them.
They were living antiques, we were in our early 20’s they must have been in mid to upper 70s. Funny how life plays. My motto from scripture is “All things work together for good.” Sherry wanted to take Piano lessons. The Darnell’s had a piano and knew a piano teacher. They set it up for Sherry to take lessons in their home. I did a lot of work around their home, they were fun to be around.
We were having ‘bad’ car problems. The Rambler dealership’s HEAD mechanic said, “Your engine is shot. We can rebuild it for $350-$400.” He may as well have said $5000. We did not have $300. The Piano teacher’s husband was a mechanic. She suggested that her husband look at it. I took it to him.
He was busy but stopped and listened to my engine. With his head under the hood he said, “Hand me that 7/16” wrench,” as he pointed to the work bench. I did. In less than a minute the engine was purring like a kitten.
“It wasn’t a problem, just a loose nut on the intake manifold allowing too much air to the carburetor.” He did not know me, and would not take a dime.
My motto held true, because there ARE good honest people this world.