When Classy Wasn't Assy

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by Patricia Feager, 6/26/18

 

When Classy Wasn't Assy

It Was Just GREAT!!!

--- Patricia Feager

 

 

"Our educational system is like an automobile

which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating

the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible"

--- Hermann Oberth

 

 

I am sad to read the news today

"Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the "Little House on the Prairie" series, one of the most popular and delightful series in all of American children's literature, has had her name stripped from a literary award over "racism concerns" about the way the author wrote about black and Native American people." 

Source: Follow link (purple above) or Google Political Cowboy.com Laura Ingalls Wilder 

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC & TIMELESS

 

The Daytona International Speedway Follow the link for the Daytona International Speedway Schedule. 

I will never forget the sound of the engines at my first Daytona International Speedway event back in the 1970's. It was an Adrenalin rush I never forgot. America was TRULY built on cars and some GREAT ones too!!!

 

 

When American Backbone Was Under The Hood

And Performace Meant Excellence

--- Patricia Feager

 

Excellence meant mechanics with muscles turning wrenches, replacing parts, checking the engine without a Diagnostic Testing Machine, no time for chick flicks, making money the old fashioned way to take a date out to dinner, and polishing up your engine! Three scores or give or take a few more, performance meant excellence.

 

by Patricia Feager - If you want a Classy Agent to buy or sell a home, let me know.

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Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay - Thanks, Beth. It's pretty bad when we have to sleep with our eyes wide-open! Dare I say America never had an Iron Curtain, but there is something going on behind curtains that we don't know about.

Jun 26, 2018 09:25 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Sickening, isn't it? 

Jun 26, 2018 09:26 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Patricia- - -I think the spelling may be changed to klassy- - -it's almost gone too far.  Then again...

Jun 26, 2018 10:16 AM #5
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Michael Jacobs - so, so, soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sad! :=~ (

But HEY! There's nothing like a Classic Car to put a smile on your face! 

You will always be a Class Act!

Jun 26, 2018 10:27 AM #6
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Carol Williams
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Hi Patricia,
My husband has two classic Buicks when he passed away.  I kept them for a few years because they looked so classy in my carport and were fun to drive.  Eventuall, though, I sold them to collectors who will love and care for them the way they deserve. 


As for Political Correctness, it's gone way beyond way too far. 

Jun 26, 2018 10:38 AM #7
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Carol Williams - I understand. When my husband passed away, I had five classics in need of body work or some type repair, 2 snowmobiles, a trailer, and a boat with a cracked block. I sold them all and bought a  one brand new car. A woman has to do what  woman has to do!

At least your cars look to be more whole than mine were!

Political correctness - if ever there needs to be a law, this is one I'd vote for.

Jun 26, 2018 11:42 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Red is my favorite color, so you know that any one of those cars would be extremely welcome in my garage.  I must say that top picture of the Saleen really is my favorite though.  But, I can imagine the price tag on it is through the roof.

Jun 26, 2018 01:30 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Jun 26, 2018 01:31 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat - My heart went pitty pat for the Saleen too! To be honest, I was thinking of you when I went to this Classic Auto show in Flower Mound and found one that I thought you might like. But I thought to myself, Myrl would probably prefer a convertible. Let me know what you think! Also, THANK YOU for being featured in the Old Fart's Club. Now that's very, very cool!

 

Jun 26, 2018 01:49 PM #11
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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 Good evening Patricia Feager ,

I love your post and the title..I'm so sick of political correctness I could throw up! Really Laural Ingalls Wilder writings have racial concerns??

Jun 26, 2018 07:15 PM #12
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Dorie Dillard - I raised my kids to read Laura Ingalls Wilder books and they loved watching Little House on the Prairie. I made picnic lunches during summer vacation and took them to the Forst Preserves in Illinois and we played Little House on the Prairie. And guess what? They turned out to be well adjusted kids, educated, and fun to be around. Plus, as kids my daughter learned to be like Laura and her older sister Mary, doing good for others and my son developed skills by watching Michael Landon. He turned out to be a great father and I'm glad he learned so much from watching the T.V. series. 

How dare anyone accuse the author of being a racist! I am sick about it too!  

Jun 26, 2018 11:04 PM #13
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Hi Patricia

These are wonderful photos, and such a thoughtful post. But the news about Laura Ingalls Wilder is certainly disturbing - I’ll have to read more to understand what it’s all about and why

Jeff

 

Jun 27, 2018 11:32 AM #14
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Laura Cerrano
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Never take anything for granted and always push forward with the idea that we have to continue to dream and think and grow.

Jun 28, 2018 07:22 AM #15
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - I was drawn in by the classic automobiles like a kid stepping inside my first candy store! Oddly enough, I couldn't stop thinking about candy apples, adrenaline rush, and good old fashioned fun! 

Yes, it's disheartening about Laura Ingalls Wilder. American history should not be erased as if it never existed at all. Learning from our past is part of the culture that has made America great, recognize where we failed, how we changed, or when we needed innovation is the past, the starting point for which people move forward. Other countries, i.e., Japan and China are no different.  

Patricia Feager

Jul 19, 2018 07:40 AM #16
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Laura Cerrano - True! We should never take things for granted.

Have a nice day, Laura. 

Jul 19, 2018 07:40 AM #17
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John Henry
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Great cars, sad story about Wilder.  (That Riviera up there looks really cool)

I grew up in Turkey; we weren't allowed to drive all through high school!!  I got my first car after I graduated in college, TAMU.  It was a FIAT.  ha ha ha.  A real muscle car...

I don't understand how the PC culture can get away with anything it wants.  It is a platform for viciousness unfortunately.  Happy to go back to the good old days when things were very clear and truthful.  Thanks Patricia.

Jul 27, 2018 04:36 AM #18
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Ron Barnes
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You covered two classics here for Ford and Mopar, but you forgot the '66 SS396 Chevelle! I had the Chevelle but loved all of them. Great show on the History Channel last week on the development of the hot rod. I didn't realize that fuel injection, and many of the other modern systems on autos, were developed as a result if WWII aircraft technology.

Jul 27, 2018 06:20 AM #20
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Ron Barnes - Glad you liked these classics! I didn't see a '66 SS396 but did get a photo of a SS383 - will that do? I love the color what I call bluezy blue! I missed the History Channel but would have enjoyed watching the development of the hot rod. I didn't know fuel injection and other auto inventions were the direct result of WWII aircraft technology. That's awesome! I got my spouse fresh out of Vietnam. He flew Huey, Cobra, and Chinoock, and was a machine gunner too. He could take apart any chopper and/or auto and put it back together. It was fun to watch him race stock cars that he built in the 70's and 1980's. I remember before he passed on how he cursed when diagnostic testing and computers were the new thing for autos and foreign cars were the incoming thing. He said future generations would never be able to problem solve, fix cars, or appreciate body parts and motors the way they ought to learn. I think he was right!

Did you know I flew over Vietnam? A few weeks ago they had a series of shows on Vietnam and showed the top 10 Choppers. You'll never guess how happy I was when I saw the AH-1G Bell  Huey Cobra Patricia Ann C Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Calvary Regiment flying on the T.V. screen. If memory serves correctly, I think they said my chopper was #3 on the top 10 list of best choppers ever built. That was my husband's chopper and he painted my name on it. I actually have the original photo and a photo from the 1971 Bell Helicopter Calender too. 

 

Jul 27, 2018 08:28 AM #21
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John Henry - Do you know Beth Atalay from Clermont, FL she grew up in Turkey too! I grew up in Chicago. My transportation consisted of my legs, roller blades, bicycle, city bus, subway, and El Train. But there was plenty of muscle around and I loved it! I hung out with a group of friends. One guy name Kissy (his last name was Kiss) had a 1967 GTO, gold, convertible. Everyone wanted to be his friend and I was lucky to go on many joy rides. But after I got married, my spouse was a car nut (reference comment above). We had a Chevelle SS and '66 Chevy Nova that he was in the process of rebuilding when he died. We were suckers and lovers of the Classics!

Jul 27, 2018 08:36 AM #22
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Lauren Williams, CPO and Ron and Alexandra Seigel - It is very unfortunate that we are all dealing ad nauseum with PC. To strip Laura Ingall Wilder of her literary award for racism is absurd and breaks my heart. I became keenly aware back in 1991 when there was controversy over the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. If that debate would have been nipped in the bud, perhaps it wouldn't have trickled down through the ages and now flooding our country with propaganda, political correctness and the attempts to erase history and/or rewrite it to please or appease others who are stirring up the melting pot and spilling out toxicity to future generations. 

Unfortunately, I expect many new authors to rise to the occasion and re-write America's story out of context; yet will be favorable as an accepted part of the American Culture which again is absolutely absurd, not truthful, and disappointing. 

Jul 27, 2018 08:53 AM #23
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