I Love My Truck

“She don’t care if I don’t work a lick She’ll start every time, if the choke don’t stick” – Glen Campbell song, “I Love My Truck” I have a 1998 full-size pickup truck that I’ve had since it was nearly new. I should trade it in on a more practical vehicle–maybe one of those little make-believe trucks with a fraction of the hauling capacity and power. But I love the old beast. It uses a bit too much gas, it’s …

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5 comments on “I Love My Truck

  1. We still have my husband’s bachelor truck. It has no electric locks or windows & no airbag, but it does have a cassette player. It’s in good shape because it never goes anywhere except for the occasional trip to Home Depot or a boy scout camping adventure. It used to go to caving trips and dog agility competitions, but alas – We are getting too old and too busy with other stuff. It’s good to have it around, though…

  2. armywife on said:

    I am NOT sharing this article with my husband! :)

    • Randy on said:

      Awww, come on armywife, you know you love that truck! Send your husband an “OohRah” and Semper Fi…and thanks for commenting…Randy

  3. Dave Connor on said:

    Randy love your story and i do love the lessons that can be learnt from the way our fathers really USED their vehicles it is I believe that type of Loyalty to their Vehicle your truck in this case that was responsible for our Generation strong pride in country and Family. The penchant of today’s society to switch Vehicles, houses, wives, Husbands even families at the 1st sign of difficulty is a good evaluation of this generations refusal to stand up and defend whats theirs when it so much easier to take the easy way out trade it in etc……I thoroughly enjoyed this article…..

  4. Dan Downey on said:

    Randy, Great story. I never had a truck but the love and attachment for your truck nearly brought tears to my eyes as it made me think about my V.W. Sports Mobile Camper Van that I had all through my college years traveling thru the beautiful Michigan U.P. on my trips to Northern Michigan University. All it would take was twenty bucks and that would earn someone a trip home in Dan’s Van. With the air Cooled engine of the V.W. Vans the defroster worked only according to how fast the car was traveling. We would scrape the frost off the windshield from the inside as we headed down the road listening to the tunes on the cassette tape deck. I loved my V.W. Camper and so did my girlfriend who is now my wife of 35 years.

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