Re: DOVER’S LAST DAY: May 23,1976….the story unfolds

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😆 😆 😆 HEY MIKE…YEAH..IT’S ME…MAYBE LIKE A “BAD”(OR IS IT “LUCKY”?!!**) PENNY…”NEVER KNOW” WHERE IT’LL TURN UP…I “KNOW”…I” KNOW”.. YOU MARRIED JOE’S NIECE…HE INTRODUCED ME..BEFORE.. MIKE THE “WHITE KNIGHT”…CAME ALONG…I THINK HE THOUGHT IT WAS A “GOOD IDEA”…FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES…AND YOUR NOW…LONG-TIME WONDERFUL WIFE…WAS GRACIOUS FOR…ABOUT 30 SECONDS…I THINK BEING A “PAL” OF THE MODREN ERA…ABOUT TO BE… “WILLY LOMAN”…WASN’T EXACTLY OF INTEREST…TO YOUR WIFE…I’D SAY…SHE SURE COULD “SPOT” A WINNER/LOSER…WELL…HEY MAYBE NOT…SHE MARRIED…YOU..HA’..HA’..I’M SURE YOU’VE HAD A GREAT UNION…40 YEARS…OR SHE’D SENT YA’ PACKIN’..A LONG TIME AGO…U GET THE IDEA…I KNOW YOU’D NEVER DIS-RESPECT JOE OR CHET…ME NEITHER…I DIDN’T HARDLY AGREE WITH MUCH OF THEIR DRAG RACING “PHILOSOPHY”…BUT THEY LIKE MY DAD WERE OUR ELDERS…RESPECT & REGARD…AND KEEPIN’ YOUR OPINONS (AS A YOUNG “BUCKEROO”) TO ONE’S SELF…”WERE THE RULE”…IN THAT SAME “VEIN”..THOSE THREE “AMIGOS” (JOE,CHET,MY DAD) HAD A LOT OF VERY SIMILIAR “THOUGHT PROCESSES”…HAVING GROWN UP AROUND THE “GREAT DEPRESSION” (HEY “FIDO”…I THINK WE’RE “ABOUT” REAL CLOSE TO THE REAL “GREAT DEPRESSION” OF THE MODERN ERA…SURE HOPE NOT…BUT @ PRESENT..THE CAR BUSINESS…IS “WELL”.. INTO) ALL LIVED THROUGH/SERVED IN WWII…TO THE BEST OF MY ALMOST “TOTAL RECALL” (I “LIE” A LOT…USED CAR SALESMAN…REMEMBER) MEMORY…THEY ALL CAME FROM SOMEWHAT IMPOVERISHED BEGINNINGS… (MY DAD WAS OLDEST OF 8 BOYS..IMMIGRANT PARENTS..COULD BARELY SPEAK ENGLISH)…SO WHEN HE OPENED THE GAS STATION…RIGHT AFTER GETTING OUT OF WWII SERVICE..IT WUZ’…”LOOK MA’… MADE IT..TO THE TOP OF DA’ WOILD!!”…SHORTLY AFTER, THE FORD GARAGE…30+ OR SO YEARS LATER..SO MUCH LIKE JOE & CHET…A “POLITICAL” PAL APPROACHES HIM…AND LIKE JOE & CHET…WE’RE STARIN’ “DOWN THE BARREL”…OF A 7 FIGURE OFFER..IN 1980’S DOLLARS…SO FOR MY FOLKS…ALL THOSE YEARS OF TURNIN’ WRENCHES…YADA’…YADA’…THE “SHIP” HAD COME IN!!!…SO MUCH LIKE JOE & CHET AND THE HUMAS/SOIL/PEAT..PROPERTY SCENARIO…A LIFETIME OF LONG HARD WORK…COMES TO “FRUITION”…WAS SORTA’ LIKE WINNIN’ THE LOTTERY FOR THEM…AND SO WENT CARMEL FORD…STILL GOT THE GAS STATION THOUGH..”TOWEL HEAD” TENANT…BUT HE’S PAYIN’ ALL THE MONEY (HE’S FROM A “OIL RICH” COUNTRY…DON’T YA’ KNOW…)…KEEPS MY MOM @88 COMFORTABLE..MY FATHER DIED IN 2002…ME, I HAD A LONG TERM VESTED INTERESTED IN A FORD STORE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY…PACKED IT IN THE YEAR MY FATHER DIED…CAME DOWN TO CAROLINAS’ IN ’06…SOLD OUR HOUSE IN PAWLING AFTER 30+ YEARS…MAYBE GONNA’ HAVE A NEW “GIG” HERE…ORDERED MY NEW WHITE JUMPSUITS AND PINKY RINGS…”PRAISE THE LORD”…IN THE CAROLINAS’…ALL WEEK LONG I CAN “CARRY ON”…U KNOW “HOMOGISIZE’..MIDASIZE”.. “SODOMIZE”..U GET THE IDEA..JUST FIND A CHURCH ON SUNDAY..(THERE ARE MANY).. ASK FOR FORGIVENESS OF MY SINS…AND START AGAIN ON MONDAY…CARRYING ON LIKE A MAD “DAWG” IN A MEAT MARKET…ALL OVER AGAIN..THE SUIT/PINKY RINGS ARE THE “PROPER” ATTIRE FOR THE “TRUSTED ONE”…U TRUST ME.. DON’T CHA”??!! JIMMY SCHWEGGERT…AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BOYS/GIRLS DOWN HERE…OFFER THEIR “HELP” TO MANY…IN EXCHANGE FOR … ONLY.. ALL ONE’S “WORLDLY POSSESSIONS”..HEY… I CAN… DO THAT…LOVE YA’ “BROTHER”…MAYBE THE JUMP SUIT/RINGS WILL BE IN FOR THE “DEAL” @ THE OLD GENE’S 1900…I COULD MAYBE…$$$AVE…YOU ALL!!..I’LL TELL YA’ ‘BOUT THE RACIN’ SIDE..IN THE “NEXT” COMMUNICATION…IT’S BEEN ALMOST 50 YEARS…EVERY YEAR…NO YEARS OFF…OF RACIN’…IF THAT DON’T KEEP YA’ ON THE “EDGE” OF THE CLIFF…IS IT THE “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN”…OR THE “HIGHWAY TO HELL” ??!!** U… CHOOSE… 😀 😀 😀 DRAKE…P.S ADDRESS OF SOON TO BE “FAMOUS”….”THE GOOEY DI$COUNT HOU$E OF WOR$HIP” (DRIVE THRU…FOR “EXPRESS” $ERVICE… IN A RAPIDLY… EVER CHANGING… WORLD..)…LOCATED.. RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD..RIGHT.. NEXT TO BOJANGLES CHICKEN IN MOOORESVILLE (“RACE CITY” USA) N.C….FOR A LIMITED TIME AND A LIMITED ONLY…FOR ONLY $19.99..99…INCLUDING POSTAGE & HANDLING…I “PERSONALLY” CAN HAVE YOUR NAME “INSCRIPTED” ON OUR GRAND OPENING COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE..A “MEMORY” CERTAINLY TO “CHERISH” FOR GENERATIONS TO COME…….YOU’LL BE THE “TALK” OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD…FORGET “BOB”…IT’S ALL ABOUT …YOU… “BIG” GUY!!…I “FORGIVE” YOU… FOR “ALL” YOUR INDISCRETIONS..