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Snazziest Wheels In Town

The very first automobile that I ever owned, Was a 1937 Ford sedan that was many times preowned! I bought it when I was a junior in high school as I recall. It would do about 55 miles per hour with the pedal to the wall! I paid two hundred and fifty bucks for that snazzy set of wheels. I worked at a grocery and a gas station to pay for that deal of deals! Now, in my feckless youth, a plain lookin' vehicle wouldn't do, So I adorned it with useless gewgaws to express my point of view! First thing I installed was a fanciful knob on the steerin' wheel, And not a few times it rapped my knuckles and made me squeal! I had a pair of chrome spotlights to give it a modicum of sex appeal! On the tailpipe was a gadget that projected a thunderous peal! I had twin aerials installed, one for show and one for radio operation. Attached to each was a foxtail that evoked curious fascination! I affixed rear wheel fender skirts and mud flaps with red reflectors, White sidewalls, fancy gearshift knob and feelers to act as curb detectors! I had a guy install a horn that played, "Mary Had A Little Lamb!" Cops thought it a nuisance and on many occasions it got me in a jam! Dad told me that buyin' such stuff was foolish but I was havin' a ball! (Years later, I myself found that you can't tell a teenager anything at all!) Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired © All Rights Reserved

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 10/31/2011 5:48:00 AM
very nice write enjoyed thanks so much for my typo you were right won 10th place thanks so much for looking out faleshia
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Date: 10/30/2011 7:40:00 PM
well we had a Nor'Easter blow in Friday.. began as rain..changed to sleet and ice..then four inches of snow dumped on us in October.. a record breaker.. we expect more this Tuesday.. we did not lose power but most of Northern NJ did and will be without electricity all week and the temps hve dipped into 30's now.. where is the beach?? feel bad for Tebow and I could hit Eli for playing so badly for three quarters.. oh..
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Date: 10/30/2011 11:39:00 AM
its all irrelevant really now Bob, 'thing is... did the young man enjoy..? as i read it he did... afterward time can make men outta boys.!
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Date: 10/28/2011 11:29:00 AM
I'm ready to ride in this gem. Poetic dreams of a bygone age to relive the times of long ago. Loved this Bob.
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Date: 10/27/2011 8:38:00 AM
Ah, that was a great write dear poet ! It surly took me back sir ! Have a great week Robert....much love, james
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Date: 10/26/2011 6:22:00 PM
Wow. Bob, I drive 55.. lol.. but, my horn plays... *get out of my way*... He he he... Well Bob, my first car was an 89 cougar.... I was 17 when I bought my first car... And yes.. it goes in one ear and out the other... Great poem... P.d.
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Date: 10/26/2011 5:05:00 AM
Mine was a 65 Mustang. Loved that car. Thanks for the ride. Tony
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Date: 10/25/2011 11:31:00 PM
haha, great way to end it, with "payback" of your own teenagers!! Cute one, Bob.
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Date: 10/25/2011 9:24:00 PM
great piece Bob and nice descriptive lines of this fabulous auto ... my first hubby had a 57 Fiord Fairlaine... it was snazzy too.. and ran like a top.. always enjoy your wonderful rhyme.. thankxx for the tip on the dictionary luv..
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Date: 10/25/2011 7:16:00 PM
line 4 of your 3rd. stanza is righteous! Chief!!! jimbo
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Date: 10/25/2011 6:58:00 PM
Sweet Chief! I was right there with ya in your journey! good one! jimbo
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