Friday, November 19, 2010
Just riding around. Was that really fun?
The famous 1948 Chevy. I loved it, but I turned it over and lost my license. While waiting for my license to be given back I decided to join the USMC & wait. Dad sold the car to my cousin Ken.
Looking around today I see young folks riding around in cars. I ask myself, “What is so much fun about that?”
Sometimes on the road I see a couple where it looks like both of them are trying to drive the car, they are so close. Now, immediately I understand that!!! My straight drive car had ‘Sherryamatic’ drive. Me on the clutch, Sherry handling the stick shift. She was pretty good at that. Once Vondale was driving using Martha Matic, and instead of second she got it in reverse. That was fun!!! Now when girls were involved it was even more fun, we called that ‘dragging main’ I think.
Then I start reminiscing, how cool it was for us guys to cruise around in our dad’s cars. Just wasting gas, but ahhhh what a feeling of freedom. My dad bought my first car. I was the only child in the family that got his own car. Man I was cool. Then Tuck, Buddy and I could ride around with the rag top down and have a ball. We could sneak a cigarette and it would not smell up the upholstery. But yeah, when I think back, I can remember such a great release of feelings. Just cruising.
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