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Do you remember the first time you went through a car wash? I was at the Brown Bear on Rainier in Renton this week. Hey it’s summertime and I had a bunch of dead bugs splattered across the windshield and real dusty, I’m thinking, “No way I can show up for my presentation tomorrow looking like this!”

As the attendant pops the big GO button and the roar and whir begin it triggers a memory of when my youngest daughter Paige was along for the first time. Her older siblings Shannon and Jeff had been through the car wash several times. For them it was a thrill and kinda like going on a ride at the Fair. But for Paige, only 3 or 4 then, it was really scary as we entered the tunnel of monsters.

 

Oh, the things that dads remember...

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I spent my childhood life in either the Elephant Car Wash or later the Brown Bear. If I had had techno music as a child this would have been spot on Rene Fabre 

Jul 24, 2015 12:33 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat ... I used to wash the car at home all the time on the weekend until about 15 years ago... We can't wash our cars at the condo complex... But I'm okay with it, the carwash captures the water, filters it, and reuses...

Jul 24, 2015 12:55 PM #11
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I totally remember that William Feela ... when you pulled onto the catcher rail you'd get out of the car! Wow, I haven't thought about that one for a long time!

Jul 24, 2015 12:57 PM #12
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Hi Paul ... Elephant and Brown Bear do rule the car wash scene in these parts, don't they. 

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I don't like that kind of car wash.  I can't imagine taking my kids or fur babies through there.  yeah, hand wash for me.

Jul 24, 2015 01:16 PM #14
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Hi Tammy Lankford :O) tongue in cheek!

Jul 24, 2015 06:08 PM #15
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Thanks Debra Leisek ! It was a fun piece to do...

Jul 24, 2015 07:25 PM #16
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Rene... this was so long before the days of cell phones when I could take a picture. But I can tell you that after the first ride through the car wash, my grandmother would always hopefully ask each time she got into my car if we were going to go to the car wash.

Jul 24, 2015 11:11 PM #17
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Rene' it bought back memories of me being a kid and riding with my father through the Car Wash....I was worried if the window seals would keep the water out:) ironically now we just watch the cars from the outside as they meander through the conveyor belts... or just sit in the waiting area until they let us know the car is ready:) now on a side note I thought there were speed limits in your part of the world:)) bugs only stick to the window if you go at.....Endre

Jul 25, 2015 02:30 AM #18
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Haha, I can see it being a scary thing for a young kid.  I don't recall going through one for the first time, but I often do now, haha, way too lazy to wash my own car.

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I remember a lot of things, but can't remember the first car wash.  It might have been . . . when I was 19.  

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Hi Rene you made me cut loose with old memories. Got to go to the car wash.

Jul 25, 2015 03:17 PM #21
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Hi A... Ron and Alexandra Seigel ... Thanks! These days though the car wash is a much more multi media event. This one cracks me up with all the different colored lights!

Jul 26, 2015 03:39 AM #22
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Nina Hollander ... That's great! Like don't forget me if you're going to the carnival!

 

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Endre Barath, Jr. ... And for good reason! I had a 66 two door Olds Starfire... Loved that big old car, but the window seals didn't keep the water out! :O) Oh, and we do have speed limits here, it's just that people around these parts drive like they're only speed suggestions. Otherwise, drive as fast as you can!

Jul 26, 2015 03:45 AM #24
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Hi Brian England ... I don't think I went through a car wash until I had my own car and I was well into my 20s... As a kid, I was the car wash! :O)

Jul 26, 2015 03:46 AM #25
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Hi Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner ... Me either. A car wash wasn't something my dad would have ever used. Now Mom, that was another story. This is starting to jog a few memories though... I think I was in high school and along for the ride the first time through...

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Haha, I was the car wash as well when I was a kid Rene Fabre , perhaps that is why I don't like doing it as an adult.

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Noah Seidenberg ... now I'm thinking about trips through the car wash over the years and remember the time it took the antenna off my Ford Escort back in the 80s.... Ha ha... Cars and car washes have changed a lot since then!

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Hi Brian England ... Yep... Dad saw no reason to pay for a car wash when he's got able bodied boys at home! :O) And like a drill sargeant he'd do an inspection to make sure we didn't miss any spots!

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