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What vehicles were in your life when you graduated HS!?
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Have you seen anything like this!?
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Funny, if you asked that question of my generation, for many of us the answer would be “none,” and BTW all those having a car were boys. I think I could count on the fingers of two hands all the students at my large high school who had cars.


I do know there was no parking lot for anyone other than the faculty and staff. It wasn’t needed for student cars. We could easily park on the street outside the school, with no problem finding a space.


I had a 1951 Chevrolet but it wasn’t “vintage” when I owned it!! It had three on the tree, a suicide knob, a flocked dashboard, and of course spinners…..with blue well lights. Bet you didn’t have those goodies on your cars in high school! :)




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LOL!!!! No, I can't say I had any of those goodies ... ever.... ;) But, I'm curious ... perhaps I know what these are just not the terminology you used? ... what is a "suicide knob" & a "flocked dashboard"....? (Yes, I know what "spinners" are ... LOL!)


Your comments about your generation ... times sure have changed. Most high schoolers I know have their own car [either thanks to a job they have or a generous "donation-gift" from their parent(s)]. When I went to school, a car was a luxury. I never had 1 of my own, & it wasn't until the 2nd semester of my senior year that my parents allowed me to occasionally take the family car to school. I thought I was "top dog" then ... heh.


As for the parking lot ......... holy cow! At our school, the neighborhoods & city council had to BAN parking on the streets because of the overflow from the student parking lot ... & that has only gotten worse. They finally "got smart" & turned 1 of the beautifully landscaped lawns into a parking lot for students ... but that even has since been turned into half student-half faculty parking.



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