- Posted June 27, 2013 by
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I love my Corvette
SECOND TIME IS A CHARM
I joined the Navy to “really” learn how to fly. After reporting in Pensacola and being commissioned I called my sister in Cleveland to find me a '69 gold 4-speed convertible. I picked it up during Christmas leave in 1969 and drove it to Meridian, MS.
After receiving my wings in Beeville, TX, I was sent back to P’cola as a flight and ground school instructor. It was during this time when I met my wife of 42 years. She still says it was my charm and not the car that made her decide to go out with me. Right!
After the navy I took a job that required me to go to school in Los Angeles, CA. We pulled a U-Haul trailer with my ’69 from P’cola, to MS (family), to OH (family), and on to CA. Seeing the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert was great, but when a “U”-joint when out in Death Valley, well that was the pits. We limped into Los Angeles.
We eventually landed in Houston and along came the kids. After our first child in ’75 I decided to trade the ’69 Corvette for a family car. What a mistake!
After all three kids left home and we got tired of watching the grass grow, I told my wife that it was time to once again own a Corvette. Being the loving wife she is she said “yes”. She still tells me she loves me move than the Vette. Now I believe her.
This is important. I waited until after I bought my Harley to say we needed another Vette. How could she say no to that! We bought a Lemans Blue 2007 coupe. It can almost fly! And we are happy in Houston!
We joined the San Jacinto Corvette Club and are having a great time with new friends and club events. Owning a Vette is most important and joining a Corvette club makes ownership that much better.
Remember to sign up for the Caravan to Bowling Green in August 2014. We will see you there.