Things don’t happen as often as they used to. Our car seldom has a flat anymore. We never have to push it off to start it now. I never have to take the best tire and use it as a spare when I buy a new set. My car doesn’t get washed as often as it used to, and I was never much for washing it.
(What am I saying, I just had a blowout like this not long ago!!)
I don’t even check the anti-freeze anymore. Shoot, I seldom check the oil, I used to check it every other day (but of course I had to!). I never buy the used or reprocessed oil anymore. I don’t even think it is available. I can’t remember changing a tail light, do they still burn out?
I remember when a car was built like a tank. I thought they would put the new cars to shame in an accident. Cousin Dewey knows I am an old car lover so he sent me a CRASH comparison of a 1958 Chevy compared to a 2008 Chevy. They were wrecked at the same speed in the same manner. The Dummies in the ’58 were killed and the ones in the ’08 were slightly injured. So? Well I guess things are built better now than they used to be. Boy is that hard to say!!!.
My BIL Dick had a Cadillac that when he sold it at 140,000 miles, had the same spark plugs that were born in it. Now in a way that is a shame, I remember how smart I thought I was to pull the plugs and clean and set them, about every 1500-2000 miles.
I could set the points and timing, clean and adjust the carburetor. I even still have a ‘timing light’ and a Craftsman analyzer unit (in storage). They are useless now (Unless Sherry will let me buy an old car to play with later when we retire. That is why I am holding the tools. LOL)
Other things don’t happen as often as they used to, but I cannot discuss them. My Grandkids think they don’t happen at all anymore.
I guess what goes around comes around. I will soon be changing diapers again, but this time it will be mine!(Image censored removed)
At least this time around they are not cotton, but disposable, that is one advantage.
Thanks for reading this junk,
No I haven’t found the missing manuscripts; I have been looking for my glasses.
(The following was heard when this car was new).
(1955 BMW!~ Wow this car was wayout of reach for the average person! But what a timeless beauty)
'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the
door to a whole lot of foreign business.