Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

November 22nd, 2014, by Laura

My first car was a 1967 Ford Mustang, god how I loved that car. She had a 287 under the hood, with a 3 speed on the floor and she could stomp all the other cars in a heart beat. She not only looked good and ran good, but she sounded good too. I got pulled over one time buy a State Cop who said that I had “glass packs” on her proceeded to crawl under her to see. Heck I didn’t even know what “glass packs” were back then. He did seem very disappointed that he didn’t find anything illegal on her and let me go on my merry way, thank goodness!

I ran across an interesting site the other evening that had all types of car and truck exhaust systems and  interesting exhaust tips listed, which I found to be of good reading quality and it reminded me of my run in with the law with my beloved Mustang, back in the good old days. I wish that I still had her. Once in a while I’ll see one some where that looks just like her and it brings back some really cool memories. Maybe one day I’ll find another 67 Ford Mustang that I can buy and I’ll be in Mustang heaven once again.

my first car

1967 Yellow Ford Mustang

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November 11th, 2014, by Laura

Having a good insurance agent can really pay off in so many ways. The allred insurance burlington nc has been such a good and positive experience throughout the years. There is no way I would ever even think about switching any of my insurance policies, although according to all of the commercial that we are bombarded with, there might be a cheaper rate out there with another company.

My father always says “If it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it”

Allred Insurance

I’m Not Going Anywhere

Another one of his favorite sayings is “If you can’t fix it with a hammer, get a bigger hammer”  LOL!

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October 19th, 2014, by Laura

I have a few friends that ride Harley’s. I love it when I get a good biker joke from any of them via email. This was a good one that I just got today.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle rider is riding by the zoo in Washington , DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly. A reporter has watched the whole event.

The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, ‘Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I’ve seen a man do in my whole life.’ The Harley rider replies, ‘Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.’

The reporter says, ‘Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this story on the front page… So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?’

The biker replies, ‘I’m a U.S. . Marine and a Republican.’ The journalist leaves. The following morning the biker buys the paper to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH.

That pretty much sums up the media’s approach to the news these days.

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October 14th, 2014, by Laura

I’ve always imagined that the advertising business would be an awesome business to get into. All the different people that you would get to meet and all the places that it would take you to in the whole exciting and fast paced process. I remember watching the old TV show “Bewitched” were both of her Darrin husbands (remember there were two of them) worked for his boss Larry Tate at  the McMann and Tate Advertising Agency in the beautiful, always sunny state of California. I always envied Samantha and always wished that I looked like her, had her powers, her life, her kids, her house, even her wacky relatives seemed appealing to a young girl like myself back in those days.

The way that they were always chasing down accounts with some of the most interesting and entertaining people. And all the entertaining that they did at their house for the Advertising Agency , one that paid the bills nicely, it just fascinated me and I seriously thought that I would grow up in a marriage and lifestyle that they led, with or without the magic, but a girl could dream, right?

Now “I Dream of Jeanie” was another story. I liked that show as well, but it was much more unrealistic, for the most part, but still enjoyable. Of course Jeanie hooked up with an astronaut that didn’t want her to use her powers versus Samatha marrying a man who worked for a large well to do Advertising Agency, who didn’t want her to use her powers either. I never could understand that concept, I don’t think most people did, but both shows were hit shows for a good run.

Once in a while I’ll stumble across a channel that is playing some of the reruns, if I have the time and in the right mood, they are good for a chuckle or two and they bring back some pretty cool childhood memories as well.

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October 8th, 2014, by Laura

My youngest daughter lives in Millstadt, Illinois, a small rural town, in the southwestern part of the state, bordering Missouri. The population is less than five thousand and most of them are of German descent, one of which is my son-in-law. My daughter is a GRITS – a girl raised in the south, and, having been raised in a much larger city than Millstadt, she initially had a difficult time adjusting to life there. Her husband works in the family business. He knew he would settle back there after college, which is where he met my daughter, so she will always live in Millstadt.

I have been to visit several times and found it be a quaint little town. I will be visiting more than ever now that I have a grandchild there! One of the first things I encouraged my daughter and son-in-law to do while they were expecting was call a home security company and have a security system installed. She tells me it was the best decision she and her husband ever made.

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