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Old 10-11-2014, 11:36 AM   #953
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Huff-Huff-Puff-Puff....I See an Analogy Here

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Thank you for your thread. I have been re visiting BC vicariously through it. I lived in Haney for a few years back in the late 70's. My MOHO at the time was a 69 Chevy van with the back turned into a camper. I well remember the long haul up to Roger's pass and camping at Canyon Hot Springs. The worst trains are the one heading up the pass. They shake the ground with all the power they are using. The downhill runners just whoosh on by.
Gearheart, you're very welcome.

However, back in the day, mother instructed me to stay away from those vans. According to her, said owers of said vans were only interested in getting daughters into those "back campers," and likewise shaking the ground with all the power they are using.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:27 PM   #954
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....ha! ha! ha! Just had a memory that's making me laugh.

One of my first teenage dates (Dwayne) had one of those vans with a glorious full-colour mural (on both sides).

While waiting for our first date (on the front porch) mom and dad suddenly had an urge to water and weed the front lawn.

Dwayne rolls up and parks in front of the house. My parents see the passenger's side mural: a lovely woman, gowned in a long white dress with a garland of flowers on her head. She is laying in a field of wildflowers. Cherub-like. Very innocent. I see a fingerling of approval register on mom and dad's face.

I wave good-bye to my parents and hop into the van's passenger seat.

To my horror, Dwane decides to do a U-turn right then and there, exposing the mural on the other side of the van. The same cherub-like woman, laying in the same field of flowers - totally nekkid.

Oh well. Dwayne and I had little in common -
so it never went beyond that first date anyways.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:34 PM   #955
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My Morris (avatar) was deemed date safe since once crammed in one remained fixed in the tiny bucket seats. Occasionally, I used it as a transport to home in order to get my dad's Nash. Jim


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I had been warned about "fast cars and loose women" so I played the reverse gambit. My "loose" cars were always requiring my attention to keep 'em from falling apart, and the women were always too fast for me and my pursuit was in vain. I got engaged out there and 6 weeks B4 the altar I was told that the deal was off. :-(. I gave away my heart and got it back with boot marks all over and pieces missing.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #957
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Jim, yes. That lack of mobility -- which would be akin to a full body-cast -- that would indeed preserve one's virtue.
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Jim, yes. That lack of mobility -- which would be akin to a full body-cast -- that would indeed preserve one's virtue.
My 61 MGA was another loose car that required constant attention. Bucket seats aka birth control seats. We joked that not only was it impossible to do anything in the car, one had to get over the mood before one could get out of the car.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #959
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I had been warned about "fast cars and loose women" so I played the reverse gambit. My "loose" cars were always requiring my attention to keep 'em from falling apart, and the women were always too fast for me and my pursuit was in vain. I got engaged out there and 6 weeks B4 the altar I was told that the deal was off. :-(. I gave away my heart and got it back with boot marks all over and pieces missing.
Gearheart, said the Wizard to the Tinman: Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
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Trouble is that practical matters and heart matters are mutually exclusive.
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I had a friend in college who bought a Nash Rambler because the seats went down. Then he found a girlfriend who helped him use the seats. He told me she was very religious except about sex. He later married her and I guess they didn't have to use the car again. My first car was a '56 Mercury Custom. Pretty ugly and slow, but it was a car! The width of the seats was only for people less than 5' tall, but such things can be overcome when you are young.

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Lots of folks were conceived in the front seat of a VW Beatle in the 60s ands 70s. Where there is a will there is a way!
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He told me she was very religious except about sex.
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Gene, I left organized religion years ago for Pantheism, but um....what church was that?
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Lots of folks were conceived in the front seat of a VW Beatle in the 60s ands 70s. Where there is a will there is a way!
switz, the same rings true for another German institution -
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Alice!?! Who the **** is Alice?
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