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Thursday, January 4, 2018

JAN 4, 2018 - 8:46 AM ET - THE VEHICLES IN MY LIFE

QUOTE FOR THIS POST

"A vehicle is much like a person, the better it/you are taken care of, the longer 

it/we live."

Forrest Caricofe

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WHAT'S ON MY MIND TODAY

**I've owned some vehicles in my long life that "were not worth a plug nickel."

There were also vehicles that I owned that were worth more than I paid for 

them. 

The first car that I owned was a blue 1955 Chevrolet convertible. I believe I got  

the money to buy it from working at Boot's Texaco in Dayton, Virginia. 




Credit club.hemmings.com

And that's about all I remember about my 1955 Chevy, it's been about 55 years

ago. 

We owned a red VW Bug that served its' purpose, the same car that I hit and 

killed a black Angus heifer that had escaped through the fence and ran out on to

U. S. Route 11. 

I owned an old Chevy that I spray painted dark blue, me being the only one that

liked it. 

We owned a Omni Horizon that I drove though winter storms, sticking to the 

road like a true warrior. 




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I might have forgotten some of the vehicles I owned, but I do remember a 

white Ford Ranger with an 8 foot bed that I slept in while traveling instead of 

paying for a motel. I remember using it for military assignments and at that 

time I had a bag phone which I could not get through when calling, when in the 

valleys of Virginia and West Virginia when visiting Father and Mother and the 

rest of the family in Dayton, Virginia. 

The next vehicle I owned was a blue Buick which I wrecked in Omaha, 

Nebraska.

The next vehicle was almost like a Hearst, dark blue with a presidential seal, 

that I paid about $1,700 for from a scam artist and his bible teaching wife. The 

car had set for a long time and when I started driving it for a while, the gaskets 

failed, leaks everywhere, and I paid almost $3,000 to repair it. 




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Maybe the last car I owned and still have to this day, is a 1986 Honda Accord. 

It originally was owned by Mother, my brother Jerry, picking it out for her in a 

used car lot just a few short miles east of Harrisonburg, Virginia on U. S. Route 

33.

Most of my nieces and nephews used the Honda, 1 niece saying she "wouldn't 

leave town with the Honda because of the way it handle. 

Because I helped to take care of, or was a companion to, for about 12 and 1/2 

years on and off for Mother, she and my sister Nancy decided to give me the 

Honda. I insisted on paying $1,000 and have paid $200 so far and when I have 

the money, and since Mother is in Heaven, I'll pay $233.34 each to my sister, 

Nancy and to my brothers, Roland and Jerry. 

The Honda is the best car I've ever owned because I get it repaired no matter 

what the cost. It has about 190,000 miles on it and the only things I haven't 

replaced are the engine and transmission. 



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