Yes, the road.

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.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

John Lennox, the 1951 Merc, the 1958 Fairlane, and American Dreams

from Anne Lennox, about her father:
"John Lennox was a blacksmith's hammerman for Colville in Glengarnock, Scotland, before emigrating with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1953. He worked as an inventory manager at the newly opened Ford Motor Company Engine Plant 1 in the suburb of Brookpark. At the age of 42, he bought his very first car, a metallic seafoam green 1951 Mercury. In the photo he's standing next to the Mercury with his older daughter--me."--A.L.

And Mr Lennox's second car was a 1958 Fairlane:

1 comment:

  1. I think your father had very good taste in countries, cars, and daughters.