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Yes, the road.
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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Monday, February 10, 2014

1953 Chevrolet 3100 pickup & 1953 Chevrolet 5300

from Jarrod McCabe:
"Both trucks here are owned by Tom Wilkins, owner of Wilkins Lumber in Milford, NH.  Tom is an 8th consecutive generation sawmill operator in NH.
"First up, a 1953 3100. he's been driving her recently as noted by the inspection which is due this year.  apparently NH runs inspections on registered antiques  bi-annually and they're always up for renewal in the month of April - presumably when everyone's pulling them out of the garage.
"Second, a 1953 6100 - a two-ton dump truck.  this was Tom's daily driver for years.  he gave her up a few years back for a much newer big Chevy dumper.  the last season he ran the '53 both wheels fell off from the treacherous frost heaves of NH and he got frostbite on his toes from the truck's lack of heat.  it wasn't the first year he'd had frostbitten toes.   for his new truck, the 4500, he had them match the metallic purple.  he told me it was good advertising.  assessing the wear on the bench seat, it seems his only companion was that fire extinguisher."--JM 

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