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An Apocryphal Tale of Fury

Posted on 2009.05.02 at 22:27
Current Mood: nerdy
Current Music: I'm in Love With My Car - Queen
This photo is from a dusty corner of my personal archives.

This was my father’s car many years ago. If I remember correctly, all 8 of us (my 7 siblings and I) learned how to drive in this boat. It was a 1968 Plymouth. They called this model the Suburban, though it was really a station wagon version of the Plymouth Fury.

I well remember the day I went outside to discover a discarded hypo resting on the car’s hood. Yes, our trusty station wagon had suddenly been transformed into the Fury With the Syringe on Top.


moonlitrose9 at 2009-05-03 11:05 (UTC) (Link)
meryddian at 2009-05-03 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
When I take you out, tonight, with me,
Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be:
You will sit behind a team of cool steel horses
In the slickest gig you ever did see!

Pimps and hos and bums better scurry
When I take you out in the Fury,
When I take you out in the Fury with the syringe on top!

Yep, there's a musical in there just waitin' to happen.... Detroit Rock City meets Rent!
charlesofcamden at 2009-05-03 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
Nice! :-D

Now you've got me thinking--
O-o-o-o-o-o-o-ldsmobile has gone away, now Chrysler's done the same.
You can blame the banks, and give them spanks,
But they're immune from feeling shame...
(Anonymous) at 2009-05-04 02:50 (UTC) (Link)

The Fury

Take note of the old wheelcovers. Dad painted the centers blue to match the car and cover up the Buick logo. Also...I'm told that at least 2 O'Connor kids also learned to drive in this car. It was 4 years old when Dad bought it in 1972. Soon after we got it I can recall making the mile or two walk with him up to the Ziebart shop to pick up our newly rust-proofed car. It smelled pretty bad for a long time after that as the rustproofing baked on hot parts of the undercarriage. FG
charlesofcamden at 2009-05-04 02:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Fury

Thanks for filling in some blanks!
wrybbunz at 2009-05-14 18:44 (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Chuck!

You so crazy! I miss your wonderful, terrible jokes!

charlesofcamden at 2009-05-14 19:27 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh, Chuck!

"...wonderful, terrible..."
-- I'm thankful that you're willing to take the bad with the good!
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