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 ;-)
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