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8 things about yesterday’s cars

July 10, 2021

Yesterday’s cars drove all day on $1.50 worth of gasoline.

Yesterday’s dads taught yesterday’s sons how to drive in empty parking lots. How to release a clutch so the car wouldn’t jerk and stall. How to parallel park.

Yesterday’s sons listened to everything yesterday’s dads said about driving and kept what they thought was important and let go of the rest.

Yesterday’s moms intuited that yesterday’s sons might do exactly that and worried every time yesterday’s sons left in the car.

Yesterday’s moms would say “Drive careful” and yesterday’s sons would answer, “Yeah, mom.”

Yesterday’s sons lied and drove faster than the speed limit, did burnouts in parking lots, picked up hitchhikers, drove on city sidewalks, kicked up dust on backcountry roads, drank beer, and played the radio too loud.

Yesterday’s sons kissed yesterday’s girls in yesterday’s cars.

Yesterday’s cars were pretty good cars.


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2021 5:23 pm

    Good reminiscent Michael especially the last bit. Thanks for joining in 😀😀

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  2. July 11, 2021 9:57 am

    As the Beatles said, ‘Yesterday, all our troubles seemed so far away’.

    Great track, I’m a huge Tom Waits fan and have always liked the line ‘I’m gonna love you till the wheels come off’ from Picture in a Frame.

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    • July 14, 2021 4:36 am

      Despite their seeming trouble-free, I’m not sure I’d go back. Ok, so maybe just for one minute on one particular day but that’s it. Thanks for reading, Keith!


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