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Cool Car Photos

One day in July, Brian and I went on a road trip to Ohio to sing for a wedding. On that day, we saw two beautiful old cars worth photographing. The first belonged to the groom:

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A Cutlass 442 from the mid-70’s. I remember a guy at my high school who tried to impress me with showing up at my house in his brother’s 442. (I graduated in ’76 so this was probably ’75 or ’76.)

I was not very big on cars at the time, and did not get how cool it was. Mind you, I drove a ’75 red AMC Gremlin and I thought *that* was very cool. It was small for the time, and it was colorful and cute. The 442 was white, yawn!

That guy went on to date a friend of mine. The cars remain cool, and now I understand.

OK, back to the Sunday wedding drive. On the way back home, we stopped in Ann Arbor for dinner at Zingerman’s Deli. I met reader Tessie who works there. She came up to me while I was in line for a cup of tea, and said “I know you but you don’t know me.” What a cool way to say hello! She totally made my day.

And on the way out of Zingerman’s, we passed by this lovely little machine:

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It had wood in the dash, a lovely little zooming gizmo on wheels. My mom had a Chevy Corvair with similar curves in the back, probably a few years later than this and not at all as fancy. Why is it I remember things that are now considered classic? I’m still merely 49 years old, for a few more months.

In any case, the pretty cars did make the day more fun. The relationship stuff was better than that, between the wedding reception where we were much appreciated, and the simple act of meeting Tessie who reads this column. What a great day it was!

2 Responses to “Cool Car Photos”

  1. Deborah Robson Says:

    Hi, Lynn: Thanks for the car photos! I learned to drive on a ’64 Pontiac GTO, and the first car I owned (significantly later) was a ’66 Plymouth Barracuda. Both selected by my father. We also had a Gremlin. Nothing wrong with the right Gremlin . . . my muscle-car father bought that one, too. He was very picky about his cars. Deb

  2. A. Says:

    that so rocks!!!!!!!!!

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