When I was sixteen, my parents gave me a used car for me to drive to and from school, work, and for my social life. By “gave me” I mean that the car was in my step-mother’s name, but she let me use it exclusively. I loved that car dearly. It was a year older than I was, but it was a “cool car.” It was a 1954 4 door hard top Bel-AireChevrolet with PowerGlide Transmission. It looked a lot like the photograph included in this post (although it is not the exact same car.)
Back then, the kids at school at given me a nickname – “Ted” and the car quickly became know around school as “Ted’s Tank.” When a vandal broke off the radio antennae, I replaced it with a hand-made peace symbol fashioned out of light blue coat hangers. Owning that car made me “almost cool” at my school, and I was so sad when my parents sold it after I had managed to purchase a new car in my own name after I turned 18.
Anyhow, I had managed to purchase some bumper stickers to place on the back of the car (and purchased some duplicates just in case they ever needed to be replaced. Today I was rummaging around my craft room, looking for my crochet hooks. I looked inside an old yarn bag, and much to my surprise, I found two of those “spare” bumper stickers that I had purchased back when I was 16! Boy, did those bumper stickers bring back some memories of my high school days, and all of the fun that my friends and I had in that car. (Like playing “Fire Drill” while driving down the entire length of Arlington Boulevard from Vienna to Arlington while driving my friend Alice home after a day of visiting and having fun with our mutual friend Shan and my brother Steve. Oh, the memories!)
Not knowing what will ever happen to these little gems, I have decided to scan them into my computer and post them here on my blog, which will post to Facebook, for posterity. I imagine if any of my old school chums happen to see the post it just might bring a smile to their face!