Category Archives: Automobiles

Minivan Generations

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We hadn’t planned to replace Beth’s minivan for another couple years (based on our “Ten Years Old or 200,000 Miles” policy), but a certain sequence of events led to my locating a one year old 2012 Volkswagen Routan with just over 8,000 miles for not much over 1/2 its original sticker price.

Goodbye to the L-170

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After the barn was partially destroyed, I had to move all the tractors and vehicles, and the L-170 ended up parked next to the small machine shed. One afternoon, a couple guys (who insisted they were not scrappers… hmmm) stopped by and offered to buy the truck. I named a price, which they countered. As their offer was still several… Read more »

Paying Respects

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We met Miss Lucille our first Sunday at church after moving to The Middle West over a decade ago. Already a widow, she warmly took us under her wing and we enjoyed many a root beer float sitting around the table at her house after evening worship.

Volkswagen Number Six

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After 12-1/2 years and over 216,000 miles, it’s time to replace Herbie, my 2000 TDI (diesel) New Beetle. I placed the order for the new car back around Christmas—it took three months for it to come in. It’s a 2013 TDI Beetle Convertible with six-speed manual transmission. The only options are the “Heritage” wheels. I’ll call it Eeyore (II, named… Read more »