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By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Columnist 

Living my life large with the top down


May 3, 2018

Crews stands in front of her Uncle Rudy's red Ford, circa 1951

Circa 1951 there about, third grade, barefoot tomboy. Life was full of fun and disaster. I took advantage of anything needing to be taken advantage of.

Uncle Rudy, Daddy's baby brother, home on leave from the Navy with all that braided gold on his uniform. Made Chief something or other along the way before retirement. Circa 1951 his pay allowed him to own a RED Ford convertible. Shiny chrome grille centered with those big old shiny bullets. Uncle Rudy let us ride with the top down in his RED Ford convertible. Oh, my!

Humpy got dibs on shotgun, me and Buddy fought for the hump in the back fl...

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