Friday, September 29, 2017
Buttons And Lemons
My father once bought a red Thunderbird to drive. For anyone who is not sure Thunderbirds were sports ars made by Ford.
He and I loved that car. It was used, not new. It had a strip of leather and metal that started on the ceiling and ended at the front of the bucket seats. On the strip were buttons... lots of buttons. We liked buttons.
Most of them did not work. But they were buttons and we liked them.
As a brand I prefer Fords. For some reason the seats fit my bottom and back better than most brands. I drive a Jeep SUV right now and I like it a lot too. But back to Fords.
For a luxury car I liked Lincoln Towncars or Mercury Crown Victorias. I liked Edsels too. Thunderbirds are sports cars. The 1956 model is one of the nicest looking cars ever. That is the model driven by the mysterious blonde in the movie American Graffiti.
I once bought my own Thunderbird. It was beautiful. Powder blue was the color. It had a tuck and roll white interior. Not very practical with children I know but nice to look at.
It also had a turbo engine. I have little idea of what that actually means. It is supposed to sound like the car is fast. All I know is that those turbos were one of the first things to go wrong with the cars.
I did love that car. I knew it was a lemon almost as soon as I got it but I loved it anyway.
I spent a lot of money on repairs for that car. Including a new turbo. Something was constantly needing to be fixed. I did love that car.
I finally gathered my senses and sold it for far less than I paid for it. I was lucky to get anything for it. It was a lemon after all.