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Bobbbenner
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Memories

Post by Bobbbenner » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:27 am

Yesterday I set up the TT to sell produce off the back. Almost immediately an older fellow was looking at it with wistfulness almost tears. I began a conversation with him and found the source of his emotions was a vision of his grandfather selling “produce on one side and fruits on the other” off of a truck just like mine! You just never know how you touch others with your actions.
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Re: Memories

Post by L.I. Tom » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:27 am

Good for you Bob that is what it's all about. :D

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Re: Memories

Post by RustyFords » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:36 am

L.I. Tom wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:27 am
Good for you Bob that is what it's all about. :D
Yep. That’s pretty much as good as it gets.
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Re: Memories

Post by Norman Kling » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:57 am

That reminds me of Mr. Curtis who used to come by our house to sell vegetables. He had a cover over his truck and a scale hanging from it. He even cut out a plug from a watermelon to let us sample it before we bought it. We lived in a subdivision on a small hillside and he used to go all the way up the hill and then make his stops on the way down. Unfortunately, the parking brake sector was worn out and he would put a stick in front of the lever to hold the parking brake. One day when he was in front of our house the stick slipped and the truck started down the hill in high gear. Mr. Curtis who was about 76 years of age at that time, I think it was about 1942, ran after it but it crashed into a pole and that was the last time he came except once, walking, to collect money owed to him.
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Re: Memories

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:53 pm

That is what it is all about !

I use my truck. Haying, hauling boulders, brick, lumber, firewood ....

The reactions people have to seeing it just being used (not in a parade or parked with the
hood up at some car show) is often one of near tearful happiness, revisiting long-ago memories.
The stories they may share, and the joy it brings them is THE best aspect of having a truck
like this.

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More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Memories

Post by hpetrino » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:51 pm

A while back I took the TT to a local rock/brick/soil type of supply place. I wanted a half cubic yard of mulch. I went into the office, paid for what I wanted then moved the truck where they told me to for loading. The kid on the loader looked at It in total disbelief. He then looked at me and asked, "Are you serious?". I said to him, "Don't be a sissy. Just load the damn truck!"

We both laughed and he loaded the material. I said "Thanks!", cranked it up and drove off.


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Re: Memories

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:04 pm

Exactly, Henry ! Just act like it is as ordinary as the nose on his face and get
back to work ! Just because everyone else has gone limp with their sissy trucks
doesn't mean the old dog still won't bite just as hard as it did back when ! :lol:

Erik Barrett has tbe best twist on this ever, .... taking a load to the dump, he
stopped for gas or something. A guy approached and asked where he was going.
Erik told him. The guy's reply was priceless ...

"How you gonna get home ?" :lol: :lol: :lol:
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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