This fine truck has been up before but whenever I see it, it's like seeing an old friend. The truck just gets better every year.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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 www.peterbehrens.org 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.
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I like the truck a lot--clean lines, those steel wheels in back, and the primed multicolor finish. Also that wraparound windshield--'63 was the last year of those, I think.
No snow on the ground coming in over East Colorado yesterday. A dry, dry year, though The Springs is supposed to get a dump of snow tomorrow, which usually seems to happen just about when I get here, end of March. Otherwise it has been a dry, dry winter.
East Colorado...always reminds me of Mississippi John Hurt's version of the John Henry legend/ballad..Spike Driver Blues. The way Hurt sings it, "I walk all the way from East Colorado/Honey, that's my home/Honey that's my home"
(see below, for more on the C10)
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Alex Emond in south Saskatchewan: "My guess is 1951 , but I don't know exactly . It's a half ton , chained onto a flatbed trailer . This is in Eastend , Sask. on one of those colourless days ... fresh snow , dead calm . Spring is dragging its feet this year . There's still quite a bit of snow on the ground which bodes well for seeding and planting ... once the fields dry out enough . Anyway, I suspect that this old truck is going to get a makeover". Cheers , Alex"