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JINX CAR

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Before being on Word Press I was posting over on the Blogger site. Sometimes, I like to transfer some posts from there to here, because honestly, almost no one ever saw/read them over there. This is one of those. I wrote it for the A to Z Blog Challenge – Letter J, on April 11, 2014. 🙂

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JINX CAR

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JINX CAR

We owned a jinx car. Yes, we did. It was a pre-owned ’66 or ’67 Chevrolet Caprice. A big, old, boat of a car, with plush overstuffed seats, electric windows, and temperature controlled air conditioning. I despised that car.

The day we test drove it, it shimmied all over the highway. I think the wheels needed alignment, or something. We bought it, anyway.

First of all, I didn’t even want a different car. We traded in our ’65 Mustang (which I loved), for this monstrosity. Strike one…Strike two…the wheel thing…and well, the strikes kept coming. One thing or another was always wrong with it. You name it, it needed repairs.

When I first drove it up to where I worked at the time, everyone wanted to see our new car. So, out to the parking lot we all went. One girl was not impressed. She took me aside to tell me…this car is a jinx. Seems this very car had just been traded in by her grandparents, and they’d had nothing but trouble from it. I guess back then there were no ‘lemon’ laws or disclosure rules.

Anyway, the jinx car lived up to it’s reputation. We had it for awhile, costing us more in repairs than it was worth. Then, after coming home from overseas, I got that car out of storage. I got rid of it…traded it in…yes, I did. I was surprised the car lot people even gave me a dime for it.

I immediately bought another car that I loved…a ’69 Camaro. Now, that was a car. I looked much better driving a cool Camaro around town, in my twenties, instead of the old jinx car, for sure. And I don’t remember the new one giving us a bit of trouble!

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed hearing about the jinx car!

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 22 & 23

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19 SOMETHIN’ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY 22 & 23 19-somethin_sidebar_button

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/september-19-somethin-challenge/

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Q – day 22 – When did you first live on your own? Did you buy or rent? Share a picture if you have one.

The only time I’ve lived alone, was never. We got married, and he deployed to Viet-Nam while I stayed at my parents house until he returned. The other times he was over seas, I either went back to my parents house, or stayed in government housing with my girls.

The first house we got, though, was rented. This was in Lawton, Oklahoma (Ft. Sill). The house was a one bedroom, kitchen, bath, and living room. It cost $60 a month. We had some good neighbors in the duplex. While the men were at work on base, us girls would get together to watch TV or play cards. 🙂 Here’s a photo of it.

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Then, we moved a block or so away to another duplex. The rent here was $65 a month. It was the same, one bedroom, living room, kitchen and bath. Here’s the photo.

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Q – day 23 – How old were you when you bought your first car? 

We bought our first car, I think when we were 19. We were married, he came home on leave from Viet-Nam, and we bought the blue ’65 Mustang. (see day 19 question for photo)

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COLOR YOUR WORLD – WILD BLUE YONDER

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Today’s color to match is called Wild Blue Yonder.

Find out more about the Crayola Color Challenge by clicking below:

Color Your World – Wild Blue Yonder

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Our ’65 Mustang (wish we still had it)

 

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Amusement park ride

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View from a plane over Missouri

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