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Old 07-02-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
William Claude Dukenfield
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Things that make you feel old !

This spring a neighborhood skinny little kid came by to ask if he
could mow my lawn.

I unfortunately had to say I use a lawn/yard service that does that,
and much more for me (gutters, weeding, hedges, etc.).

And besides he looked to young to be pushing a lawn mower about.

I see him occasionally, wave, and we say hello, talk about the
weather. He loves my '05 Mustang Conv.

Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said
if he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and
paid his own insurance, he could have one.

HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR
???

(I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
until after he left ;-)


- My first Mustang was a '66, it was new ;-)

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Old 07-02-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
Kruse
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Re: Things that make you feel old !



William Claude Dukenfield wrote:

>
> Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said
> if he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and
> paid his own insurance, he could have one.
> HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR
> ???
> (I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
> until after he left ;-)
> - My first Mustang was a '66, it was new ;-)


I moved away from there in '98, but I used to live in a suburb of
Dallas, TX. A rich suburb. Anyway, at that time, the gift a lot of high
school graduates got was a new Mustang GT. It didn't seem quite right
to me, but I guess that's because every car that I ever owned I had to
work for. Whatever.
BTW, my first car was a '66 Mustang. It was used, however. A warmed
over '69 302 and a toploader four-speed was the drivetrain. It had the
factory 140 MPH speedo and quite a few times I had it buried. Gawd, I
hope my kids don't EVER do what I did......

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Old 07-02-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
William Claude Dukenfield
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

On 2 Jul 2005 14:21:37 -0700, "Kruse" <kruse@kansas.net> wrote:
>BTW, my first car was a '66 Mustang. It was used, however. A warmed
>over '69 302 and a toploader four-speed was the drivetrain. It had the
>factory 140 MPH speedo and quite a few times I had it buried. Gawd, I
>hope my kids don't EVER do what I did......


My first car was a '63 Corvair Convt, GREAT car!

When my son turned 16 he wanted a Mustang or Camaro, remembering what
I was like at his age, he got an old Caprice.

He cracked it up, and it probably saved his life.


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Old 07-02-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
William Claude Dukenfield
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

>My first car was a '63 Corvair Convt, GREAT car!

http://www.cotse.net/users/newd/pix/monza.jpg

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Old 07-02-2005, 20:02   #5 (permalink)
SVTKate
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

Nice story :)

Sooooo...
maybe you should let the kid do your yardwork.. help him buy fuel and
insurance for his Mustang
Kate


"William Claude Dukenfield" <William Claude Dukenfield@127.0.0.1> wrote in
message news:akvdc11ocjtqeb6cqi1j0kp16klid32f92@4ax.com...
: This spring a neighborhood skinny little kid came by to ask if he
: could mow my lawn.
:
: I unfortunately had to say I use a lawn/yard service that does that,
: and much more for me (gutters, weeding, hedges, etc.).
:
: And besides he looked to young to be pushing a lawn mower about.
:
: I see him occasionally, wave, and we say hello, talk about the
: weather. He loves my '05 Mustang Conv.
:
: Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said
: if he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and
: paid his own insurance, he could have one.
:
: HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR
: ???
:
: (I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
: until after he left ;-)
:
:
: - My first Mustang was a '66, it was new ;-)
:


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Old 07-02-2005, 20:02   #6 (permalink)
Alias
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

>>Re: Things that make you feel old !

The first time I was called "Sir" by a teenager. 8( That really made me
feel old.

Alias
-----Original Message-----
From: William Claude Dukenfield [mailto:William Claude
Dukenfield@127.0.0.1]
Posted At: Saturday, July 02, 2005 1:56 PM
Posted To: rec.autos.makers.ford.mustang
Conversation: Things that make you feel old !
Subject: Things that make you feel old !


This spring a neighborhood skinny little kid came by to ask if he could
mow my lawn.

I unfortunately had to say I use a lawn/yard service that does that, and
much more for me (gutters, weeding, hedges, etc.).

And besides he looked to young to be pushing a lawn mower about.

I see him occasionally, wave, and we say hello, talk about the weather.
He loves my '05 Mustang Conv.

Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said if
he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and paid
his own insurance, he could have one.

HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR ???

(I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
until after he left ;-)


- My first Mustang was a '66, it was new ;-)

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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 15:55:57 -0500, William Claude Dukenfield <William
Claude Dukenfield@127.0.0.1> wrote something wonderfully witty:

>This spring a neighborhood skinny little kid came by to ask if he
>could mow my lawn.
>
>I unfortunately had to say I use a lawn/yard service that does that,
>and much more for me (gutters, weeding, hedges, etc.).
>
>And besides he looked to young to be pushing a lawn mower about.
>
>I see him occasionally, wave, and we say hello, talk about the
>weather. He loves my '05 Mustang Conv.
>
>Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said
>if he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and
>paid his own insurance, he could have one.
>
>HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR
>???
>
>(I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
>until after he left ;-)
>

Hell if that is the only thing that makes you feel old you are a damn
lucky man. Wanna buy a used back cheap?
--
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

The Marquis de Sade
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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #8 (permalink)
Spike
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

My grandparents next door neighbors came over from Italy. They opened
a pizza place. Within one year, the had added a steak house, a shoe
store, and a dress shop. Later they added another pizza place. They
had three sons. The oldest a senior in high school, the second was a
junior, and the third was 14. Within that first year the two older
boys had brand new 'vettes (1966).... and the 14 year old had a custom
El Camino he couldn't even drive, but he was out nearly every day
washing and polishing it. Every time one of the older ones cracked up
a car, the parents bought them a new one

My first real car was when I was 22, when I returned from Vietnam, I
bought a 5 year old 65 Ford Mustang Fastback for $1000. And I had been
working from the 4th grade on.... started with a TV Guide route, and
worked up from there.

Seems like what you have to work and wait for you appreciate more.

On Sat, 02 Jul 2005 15:55:57 -0500, William Claude Dukenfield <William
Claude Dukenfield@127.0.0.1> wrote:

>This spring a neighborhood skinny little kid came by to ask if he
>could mow my lawn.
>
>I unfortunately had to say I use a lawn/yard service that does that,
>and much more for me (gutters, weeding, hedges, etc.).
>
>And besides he looked to young to be pushing a lawn mower about.
>
>I see him occasionally, wave, and we say hello, talk about the
>weather. He loves my '05 Mustang Conv.
>
>Today he stopped over to show me his "new" '95 Mustang. His Dad said
>if he had a good driving record for a year, kept his grades up, and
>paid his own insurance, he could have one.
>
>HE'S 17 !!!!!! I THOUGHT HE WAS ABOUT 12 !!!!! HE CAN DRIVE A CAR
>???
>
>(I kept my cool, didn't say anything, and didn't go inside screaming
>until after he left ;-)
>
>
>- My first Mustang was a '66, it was new ;-)


Spike
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

"When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,
I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."
-JFK Inaugural Speech
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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #9 (permalink)
Joe
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

William Claude Dukenfield <William Claude Dukenfield@127.0.0.1> wrote
in news:pi6ec15ii65n99enu1eiqh3jo77438rbc2@4ax.com:

>>My first car was a '63 Corvair Convt, GREAT car!

>
> http://www.cotse.net/users/newd/pix/monza.jpg


The best Corvairs were the 2nd gen. 1st gen cars had VW-style swing
axles that were responsible in part for Ralph Nader's attack. The
later cars ('65 and up) had Corvette-style independent rears which
were awesome. I owned three of them at various times...

Here's a pretty decent Corvair link:
http://www.corvaircorsa.com/
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Old 07-03-2005, 16:02   #10 (permalink)
Spike
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Re: Things that make you feel old !

On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 02:13:14 GMT, "Alias"
<alias_blur@verizon.spamless.com> wrote:

>>>Re: Things that make you feel old !

>
>The first time I was called "Sir" by a teenager. 8( That really made me
>feel old.
>
>Alias
>-----Original Message-----
>From: William Claude Dukenfield [mailto:William Claude


That one I got over. Sitting in a bar at LAX the cocktail waitress
took my order and started to walk away.... stopped... came back and
asked for identification. I passed it over... she looked at it and
apologized. I was 30+ at the time. I told her not to apologize. When I
was underage it was an "insult", but at my age (then) it was a
compliment. She bought my drinks.... but she got a BIG tip.... : )
Spike
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

"When the time comes to lay down my life for my country,
I do not cower from this responsibility. I welcome it."
-JFK Inaugural Speech
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