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Old 06-07-2009, 04:15 AM   #1
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Wal-Mart Story

Well You and I know every thing takes place at Wallmart as Elvis was seen,some one camped there over 2 years,others dumped on the ground,New Ford Trucks have been taken by the dozen, well We or most have been told a story or 2,Some true,some not,but also some funny and also again some not this is true and also funny or is it ?????????You be the Judge but please if You were not there enjoy the moment as I did I was waiting for the Mrs. in the parking lot and You know where when this little older lady Blue Hair and a cane but no eye glasses rolls in in a fine little old Dodge that other than a few scratches and dents and ran a little fast at idel was clean as a whip it was a car of many colours to Me rubs from others I said wow that Lady has had some run ins in the little Dodge.Well the sweet Lady found a space and begane to move in to it hitting the new Black Ford glanceing into a Red Chev.never loseing Her train of thought backing up a few feet into a fine Olds again into the Black Ford. Now She must give up this spot at seeing a bigger one around the back of the Black Ford with fine control the Dodge rounds the turn and slids in behind the Black Ford.Out She gets checks over Her hand bag locks the Dodge and off into the store cane in hand She goes not a glance to the other cars She hit..I was in shock at this.But true as it was the boys in blue did show up and also My wife about the same time I left the Man to do His job and have never seen any thing like that again
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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A great story, Bushman; thanks for sharing it.

In the '90s we had our business offices in a small business plaza; part of our entertainment during slow times was to watch these elderly folks attempt to park in what were very tight spots.

We referred to them as Blue Headed Door Dingers
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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We may all get to that age some day but I hope I have the resolve to hang up the keys when I can't drive without posing a threat to the welfare and property of others. What amazes me about some of the really elderly drivers is the size of the cars they drive! I frequently see tiny little old women trying to navigate our parking garage at work in huge cars, mostly caddy's, buicks and older pontiacs.

Man, I know I will be really old when I get the urge to have a big Buick .
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We may all get to that age some day but I hope I have the resolve to hang up the keys when I can't drive without posing a threat to the welfare and property of others. What amazes me about some of the really elderly drivers is the size of the cars they drive! I frequently see tiny little old women trying to navigate our parking garage at work in huge cars, mostly caddy's, buicks and older pontiacs.

Man, I know I will be really old when I get the urge to have a big Buick .
Sooo- I will come forth and tell you that I am far from being Blue Haired or even that old (a few folks here have met me and can vouch for that)...BUT the best car I have owned out of all of them (including a few sports cars and Hondas) is the car below.


My 2006 Buick Lucerne with it's Northstar V8 engine gets great gas mileage - plus it not only knows how to hug the twisty backroads but it can pass most of those "sewing machine sounding cars" that you find the young people driving now-a-days
I have driven on Las Vegas Motor Speedway more than twice at over 140MPH ...and I can probably walk faster than many of the moderators - so please retract from calling me a "blue-haired door dinging" car owner!!
All kidding aside - it truly is a fun car to drive!
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Isn't Buick an old peoples car?
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The Lucerne is a nice car, for sure, just not my cup of tea. It is no question that Tiger Wood's endorsements help put Buicks in a lot of driveways in recent years. Also, even that Lucerne is downsized from the Buick Roadmaster I have in my mind from years past.

Be glad you got one of those while you could....now that GM has become "Government Motors" most anything with a V8 will disappear soon.
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My brother has a running line that when he sees a Buick or OPC (old people's car as he calls them) he looks for turns without signaling, quick stops, and just being really careful around them. He says that this does not apply to all Buick drivers, just enough to keep him on his toes.
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I can believe it.

See thread elsewhere (actually a different group of forums) about wishing to ban older drivers from driving RV's.. Then think of how much damage she could have done with 26,000 pounds of coach instead of her car.

I've actually seen that kind of driving ..... Though Wal-Mart did not yet exist at the time
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My 1956 Roadmaster that was a fine ride,or My 1962 Wild Kitty (Cat),Had a 1957 Century also But all were lacking in the tranny Olds had better meat for bands and were the talk of the town at the strip for 1/4 mile pink slips...LOL...the days of old now the HP is just in the jar for the BBQ...Your Buick is nice no 2 ways about that. But not My cup of tea I was into cars for years most were restored stock never rodded now to old to do it But made a lot of green in doing some thing I did enjoy...paid off real well...LOL...now the things are made to last but a few years and -or-get a new one for You will not find parts to keep them going I think that time is getting closer that We all may think..Just My .02 worth...and as Paul Harvey said Good Day..Bushman
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Yep, I remember well the 1956 Buicks with the Dynaflop transmissions. Or were they called Dynaflows?

Just kidding, I was the proud owner of a 1954 Buick Century with the Dynaflop, it was a good car, first four door sedan I ever owned. (no, they didn't have Walmarts where I lived back then)

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Yep, I remember well the 1956 Buicks with the Dynaflop transmissions. Or were they called Dynaflows?

Just kidding, I was the proud owner of a 1954 Buick Century with the Dynaflop, it was a good car, first four door sedan I ever owned. (no, they didn't have Walmarts where I lived back then)

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Remember the 4-door Olds'98 (and its slightly younger brother the Olds'88)?
Thats when cars had a graceful length.
That BuickLucerne is a teeny car compared to the '98.
I believe that even with modern cameras it is technically impossible to get an entire Olds98 4-door's length into one picture.
You could drive a car like that while sober, young and agile, into a nearly empty WalMart parking lot and still accidently hit something.
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Yes that was a ride all 22feet or about, looked that long...lol... Had a 98 2door Regency long Green in and out white top and a 455ci one gas hog had all the toys and a speed alert to help refrain from the ticket for over the posted speed..The wife was a lead foot She was stopped once for flying past a radar but as most know a woman is always right and talked Her way out of the ticket that day...She said She was on the cruse and the over ride was not buzzing...Nice Cop let Her off good thing for We had hard times in them days.Had to buy gas @ $0.56 a gallon lol again they were the days.The Olds about a 1961?
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