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November 28th, 2007

I’m not in the habit of naming my cars, but other members of my family grew up with this tradition and have their own nicknames for my vehicles, often derogatory. Such was “Beluga,” for a Chevy that was deemed whale-like, despite the fact that Beluga is a white whale and my car was blue. It….
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November 23rd, 2007

If you should wander around your neighborhood today, wherever you may be, you’ll probably see some driveways full of cars and others that are empty. Some of you are hosting friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast, others are their guests. The photo atop this item is from 55 Thanksgivings ago, with my Aunt Timmie’s….
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November 14th, 2007

…you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette to your last dying day. So wrote Stephen Sondheim and you remember the words because of Leonard Bernstein’s immortal score for West Side Story. Inspired by Nash’s very successful compact Rambler, Hudson’s Jet, new for 1953, was built on a 105-inch wheelbase, 14 inches shorter….
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November 7th, 2007

…for outdoor shows in the northeastern US at least. Usually Hershey is considered the “closer,” although some small gatherings and tours continue as long as Indian Summer lasts. Shortly before Hershey, Jill and I took in the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s two-day Fall Festival at their museum grounds in Kent, Connecticut. “Antique machinery” is a….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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