Flashback Friday-Cars

(Pictures with an ***** are not mine)

This is the first vehicle that I have memories of.  Being raised in the 60’s and 70’s this seemed a practical choice for a family with four children.   What other vehicle could everyone have a window seat?   It was great for the weekend trip to Grandma’s and, if the engine blew, it was small enough to change fairly easily, which my dad had to do on occasion.  I remember one winter I was sitting in the back seat with my feet a bit close to the heater and it melted the rubber on my sneakers.

We had other vehicles, but I was unable to find pictures that looked like the ones we had.  One I remember fondly was a station wagon that had a rear facing ‘way back’ seat.

Flash forward a bit to the cars I learned how to drive in.
******My dad taught me to drive in Ford Supercab.  Talk about having a hard time learning to parallel park.  At this time we had two cars.  The other was my mom’s Ford Mustang.
I learned how to drive stick shift in this.  She would take me out to practice and make me stick to it until I got it.  For the longest time after getting my license I wouldn’t go out alone in it. I’d take one of my sisters with me.  I don’t know why.  They were two and three years younger than me and would be of no help if I got stuck.
A few years later, my brother was in an accident with that car and totaled it, so I bought my first car for $300. It was huge, but it got me around for a few months.  I had two other cars after that, a 1970’s Chevy Malibu SS and a Ford Comet.  In 1984, my dad helped me get my first brand new car. And I chose to get a standard.  By this time I was an old hand at driving a stick.  I had this until after my first child was born.  It was hard to shift with the car seat in middle, so we traded in for a Mercury Station wagon(another standard vehicle). We had that for years until we moved down here.  I was dropping my son off to school one day when it caught fire in the drop off lane. Needless to say, it was totaled. After that my parents very kindly gave us a Marquis to use until we could get another vehicle, which ended up being mini-van.  Life had come back to where I was way back in the 60’s only I was the one hauling three kids around who, too, were glad to have a window seat.

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3 Responses to Flashback Friday-Cars

  1. 4sweetums says:

    Thanks for the flashback. Yikes to your car catching on fire. I am glad all of you were ok. That must have made for an exciting day at school. LOL!

    Blessings,

    Dawn

  2. lahbluebonnet says:

    Does this mean that Kellie Ann did her flashback on vehicles too? 😉 I figured out the slide show!

    Blessings,

    Laurie

  3. southmsmomof4 says:

    I loved this. We had one of those VW vans. It was used when we got it. I was a little girl and to say the least my parents were, what some would have called, fanatics. It was white and we loved it. I think I was about 5-6 yrs old. We had moved from Cali to AR. Anyway, our van had KJV scriptures in RED lettering all over it. We did not buy it that way, my dad decided to "decorate" the van after he bought it. I guess it was cheaper than a paint job and a way to get the Word out. Everyone in our town knew what vehicle we had!!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing and bringing back to me some good memories, I needed that today:). Be blessed,

    Stacy

    Edited by southmsmomof4 on Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 2:59 PM

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