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Some people love vintage cars. Not me. I’ve had enough old cars and trucks to last me the rest of my days. The only kind of vintage I want in my life now comes in a wine bottle.

This post is a continuation of one I wrote about five years ago. You can find Part One here. https://wordsfromanneli.com/2014/07/31/deflated-2/


The same vehicle I am talking about in that post, was part of my life for too many years. We were frugal then, by necessity. Here is the truck as it was in the early 80s. My sister Sonja was visiting and as I took her picture, the truck happened to be in the background.

Back in the 70s the Captain bought a 1967 Chev 4 x 4. We drove that truck for years and used it to haul our few belongings to the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1975 and then back to Vancouver Island again six years later. The six years in the Charlottes were hard on the truck. Severe storms are the norm up there and the salty sea air eats metal, but the Captain kept the Chev running.

After moving to Vancouver Island in the early 80s I wanted a newer vehicle so badly, but it was still hard times and we were stuck with the old Chev.

I was driving the truck into town one day. It was summer and I had the window rolled down so I heard it “loud and clear” when the driver  behind me stuck his head out his window and yelled at me, “GET THAT PIECE OF SHIT OFF THE ROAD!”

Still, we drove it for a few more years. One day we were coming down the logging road off our nearby Mount Washington and the truck was rattling rather loudly. I looked out the back cab window into the box of the truck and said to the Captain, “Is the box supposed to be moving separately from the cab of the truck?”

We slapped a “For Sale” sign on it. In no time at all, a young fellow bought it “as is,” and drove it away happily.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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20 thoughts on “Vintage

  1. Great photo, you both certainly got your money’s worth from that truck. She is a pretty lady! 😬

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  2. Good that your old friend went to someone who appreciated it!

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  3. I remember this beautiful truck very well. Is this Shorty or Cowboy at Sonja´s feet?

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  4. I can’t believe the driver yelled that at you…I’ve certainly seen worse on the road. Cute picture of your sissy!

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  5. A well travelled truck. I do get your point about all things vintage:)

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  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this real life tale, Anneli! Your sister looks “spunky” and pretty. I would like to have known you all those years ago. I was a sophomore in college in ’75. 🙂 The truck looks nice and many people update and enjoy trucks.

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  7. That truck could be a real prize by now. Maybe chugging happily down dry, salt-free roads in California. Somebody else’s worry. 🙂

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  8. Great photo, Anneli! I don’t remember you taking that one, but I always enjoyed my visits to your place. Cowboy was such a sweetheart, but so was Shorty. Loved them both. Would love to be that young and “spunky” once again! That truck was quite the collector’s item.

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