ButterfliesGalore

Those were the days my Friend****

Posted on: April 6, 2010

We have had some classic cars show up today. I thought I would share my first car with you. A 1971 Dodge Dart, it was a 7-year-old car when I got it. This car pictured is very close in color and design. It was really difficult to find a picture online that looked like the original, as most of them have had a paint job or two since then.

My father was a used car salesman. He called me one day and I went down to the car lot. Of course like a 16-year-old would say, I said to myself, “OMG! what kind of car does Dad have picked out, I know I am going to hate it” or “I wanted to pick it out, as I am extremely independent”

Well, let me tell you, I loved it.
Even though I had to pay my own payments, gas, and insurance (I worked at A & W as a carhop, and at a nursing Home as a nursing assistant. The freedom of being able to have my own wheels was awesome. Not to mention my all time favorite color-BLUE.
I INCLUDED HERE ONE OF THE FIRST SONGS I HEARD IN MY NEW CAR TOOLING AROUND THAT SUMMER OF 78’….www.youtube.com

4 Responses to "Those were the days my Friend****"

That’s one snappy little car! I can just see you wheeling around in it.

Great post, Kim!

It was pretty snappy!
Dodge Dart Swinger!

Great for the Drive-In Movie theator where Mike worked too!!

Kim — I went to the A&W more times than I want to admit! I loved their Coke floats (everyone else had root beer). And I remember this Terry Jacks song just a little too well.

We had a cute boy-Steve Carpenter– who drove a convertable. We called him the Root Beer Kid. Whenever he would come in, we would all fight to see who would wait on him. One day I got the chance. He ordered a Root Beer Float. I brought it out to him on the tray and proceeded to put the tray on his window, and plop the rootbeer float fell right in his lap!! My girlfriends of course were back looking out the window, laughing their little fannies off!…Great times!

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