My First Car

Good morning.  Do you remember your first car?  Well, today, I’m gonna tell you about my first car.

Every teenager’s biggest dream is to have a car of their very own and I was no exception.  My parents couldn’t just go out and buy whatever car I wanted but that didn’t stop me from wanting one.  Uncle Chapel owned an auto glass company in Paducah and he could find good used cars at a very reasonable price.  So, my dad talked to him about finding my dream car.

Now don’t laugh, but my dream car was a black Corvair with red interior.  Yeah, I hear you laughing.  But, I thought those little cars were the cutest things and I really wanted one.  And, you know what, my Uncle Chapel found one for me.

You should have seen that baby. It was black and had red vinyl interior; it even had a radio.  It was automatic and the gear shift was a little lever on the dashboard.  The engine was in the back and the trunk space was in the front.

As soon as my dad drove up in it, I had to take it for a spin and of course I took my little sister with me.  We tootled up and down the road and just had a blast.  Just about every weekend, we would clean that little puppy, inside and out.

One time, we decided to take the back seat out and really clean the car.  We found a little capsule with a note on it.  The note said what the capsule contained, and if we put the capsule in water, we would get one.  I know I’m being a little vague here, but I can’t print what the note said the capsule contained.  But, being a teenager and a very nosy one at that, I had my little sister to get some water and we put the capsule in the water.  It didn’t take long for the capsule to melt away and reveal the contents. Imagine our surprise when it turned out to be a piece of foam shaped like a cat.

I remember one time when my mom drove it, she hit a rock on our road which knocked a hole in the muffler.  Boy, that little puppy sounded like a real race car until my dad replaced the muffler.

I drove that little car for a couple of years and had a great time.  I drove my friends to school and even drove it to Graves County where my dad preached so I could drive those friends around too.

Eventually, I decided I wanted something else – a red Mustang with black interior. And you know, my uncle found one of those for me too.  I was a really lucky girl to get the first and second cars that I wanted.

See ya next Wednesday.

I just want to wish all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day.