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Today I was walking through the neighborhood, a historic area with lots of side streets and unique homes to happen across, and there is one specific home with a '72 Mercedes sedan that I always walked past and admired. Today the owners were out doing yard work so I chatted them up, we shared stories and I got a lead on some interior work should I ever choose to go that route, but fascinatingly the gentleman told me that he once owned a Duesenberg and sold it in the 1960's for $1,200.

I enjoyed the half hour spent chatting on the sidewalk, and even got invited back soon for more conversation and homemade carrot cake! I just wanted to share because I find it amazing how often cars bring people together. Their Benz traveled from the East coast, to Hawaii, overseas at some point and now, here to Oregon. I can't wait to hear all the reasons why, and learn more about his Duesey ownership!

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We don't have a formal date set for a get together but I will find as much info as possible when I do see him next and post to this thread. Some pains never go away, when his wife mentioned initially that he once had a Duesenberg I noted that familiar "I should have never let her go" sigh before he spoke. I just verified with my friend who was with me that the price was $1,200, but we could be off on the time frame. He may be thrilled to locate the car again, I would be.

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Went to a truck show Saturday in Bridgewater VA and met a young man there 15-years old that was as nice as anybody I have ever met. I enjoyed his company for an hour or so while we looked at the trucks until he felt obligated to return and check on his granddad. People like him make car/truck shows pleasant. His grandfather is a very lucky man. The world would be a nicer place if there were more people in it like Andrew Strawderman.

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Driving around the old neighborhood this past weekend I went by grandma's old house. Has been out of the family since the early 90s, I was thrilled to see a Model A roadster in the one car garage. Looks like the new owners were having a get together so we did not stop. Will next time though, to tell them about the half dozen or so antique cars that I kept in that garage over the years from 1978 - 1990!!

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Had another conversation, this one non-verbal. :) Driving the other evening I noticed a lovely silver Rolls-Royce Corniche with it's top down approaching and just before passing the driver gave me a smile and wave which I returned. I think the Ivory Zeppelin has never been so blushed as she was to be noticed by such a fine car!

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