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MY FIRST SET OF WHEELS

          MY FIRST OF WHEELS Remember that sense of freedom? Your keys, you free, in your very own teen-aged kingdom. If older, like me, seats then, were made of fresh new leather. Oh, that scent just tickled my young  soul like a peacock feather. You graduated from the bicycle crowd, now. How regal, you waved like a queen, not having to kowtow. Able now to choose the radio stations that you really liked. As you grinned in pride in the mirror driving on the Turnpike. Boys winked and waved, thought I died and went to heaven! We all flirted shamelessly and had Slurpies at the 7-11. Brain freeze, yes, i got many from these. But really loved boys digging my very cute,dimpled knees. What a training for the ravenous flirt I grew to be. Come now~ this was far more fun than any library! No more crowded buses and dropping books. That red and white convertible had me totally hooked. I can still hear the soft sound of the rain on the convertible top. I wanted to drive my new white-wheeled dream and never stop. The steering wheel was big, loving and round. I know I hugged it with love, yet it never made a sound. This brand new car was a present from my parents, more than kind. I can still drive it, if only in dreams...it is still utterly divine! June 24, 2020 11pm PST Poem # 1,314

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Date: 6/27/2020 3:10:00 PM
Great teenage memories! I remember that wonderful feeling of freedom. My first car wasn't new, but I loved it. It was sporty and my favorite color, blue. I wish I still had it today. Whenever I see one like it, I feel nostalgic. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend. Blessings, Rhonda xx
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 6/27/2020 4:03:00 PM
You and I are on the same page, Ah that first car! I see mine online and I want one! Alas, it costs a fortune! I found a picture of my car online. I wanted to cry. Just saying, I can relate to your feelings, Rhonda!))) Panagiota xx
Date: 6/27/2020 12:05:00 PM
They were good days, not perfect, but good ones. A great memory you brought back.
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Date: 6/27/2020 3:35:00 PM
Let me know what days were ever perfect..LOL..there was peace when I was growing up and no zany living like today. Nobody was on drugs, shrooms, ganja, booze or getting pregnant at age 13. God was still loved. Families were intact. Everyone worked, wish I could take you back in time with me. Life was indeed sweet and honestly, close to perfect!years later, the world worsened. Panagiota xx
Date: 6/27/2020 5:18:00 AM
I never really was car crazy...but I do with a heavy-duty pick-up right now...You sound like you had a good good time...I like the way you expressed it here...
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Date: 6/27/2020 1:52:00 PM
Me neither, but at 16? I loved that car. I love.m Jaguars! Like riding in a cloud. My son in law is like you.pick up trucks are his speed. I had more than a heavenly time in that convertible. I think it was my first taste of freedom. ~ which I have never lost, and savor to this very second! Thank you, my friend..,Panagiota xx
Date: 6/26/2020 11:52:00 AM
Brings back fond memories of my first "wheels" - a '37 Ford -not as fancy as your 'vertible but got me around. I was about the only kid in hi-school with a car, so I thought I was hot stuff - had fox tail on the aerial; spot lite; straight pipes and a horn that played "Mary had a little Lamb" - I was the bane of the town constable!
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Date: 6/26/2020 12:05:00 PM
Few in my class had cars! I never thought I was hot stuff, though! I was way shy. I love your car horn and foxtail. Never had those. No pipes, no spotlight, either...)) I bet you were the bane! Love your story. What a cool share! Thanks Robert.... Panagiota
Date: 6/26/2020 7:57:00 AM
I loved teenage kingdom! I did not learn to drive til I was 21...terrified...look at you go with such beautiful driving memories! I love it! Love Chantelle hugs xx
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Date: 6/26/2020 8:38:00 AM
I was only 16! What a blast to drive to school in that goofy Midwestern weather and not wait for a bus. After school, we'd go a yummy snack. Wish you had been my classmate back then. You are so humble. sweet and good of heart. Not here to be top dog, but to do your very best, I am impressed. You and Tom share a compassion for humanity that moves me! Bunny hugs, Panagiota xo
Date: 6/26/2020 2:36:00 AM
Lovely memories Panagiota, you never forget your first set of wheels. Tom
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Date: 6/26/2020 6:24:00 AM
So right on. I forgot the joy of a V8 engine, too. I do not like V4 or V6 engines. Too slow! And the beauty of whitewalls and tons of chrome, metal fenders? A site to behold. Thanks, Tom Panagiota,