I’ve always been a Car Gal.  My favorite car the FORD MUSTANG. Fifty years ago the first Mustang was introduced- 1964. At this time, growing up in the midwest, my father had Buicks, my grandfather had Chryslers, my boyfriend had a Chevy, and my mother had a Nash Rambler.  I knew the names and models to every car on the street.  Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 9.59.47 AM

My friends in college drove Mustang convertibles.  We were very cool riding in the red Mustang.  Sean Connery drove a yellow convertible in Goldfinger, and we channeled being with him.  At that time it was also the official pace car for the INDIE 500.

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We were jealous of anyone driving a pink Mustang.  (Mary Kay did not exist yet, nor did the pink breast cancer ribbons.)

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So when I graduated from college my parents bought me a’69 Coupe.  That year  metallic colors were available.  Mine was gold metallic with white top and white interior.  My sister 3 years later got one like the picture above.  You know how it goes…even-steven for sisters.  Cost to parents  was $2,618.

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Today to celebrate 50 years of Mustang brand success, Ford has many options for the new models, from V6 to V8, from hp 300-420, from convertible to couple. Ford is accepting orders for their 50th edition.  However, what I really want though is a turquoise Ford Thunderbird.  I saw one this year in California and left a note on their dashboard. Anxious if they wanted to sell…not too surprised that I no one called me!

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Another celebration this month was my 50th High School Reunion.  Who showed up?  Only those that want to connect, share life experiences and have fun.   Friday night fish fry, (as is the tradition in Milwaukee), Homecoming Football Game,  Saturday picnic in the park, Saturday night Homecoming dance and tavern, and Sunday Brewers game and pizza at Ann’s owned by a classmate.  No pressure, just good friends.

We danced with the darling students, who were very nice to us, (they played ’60’s music for the first 1/2 hr of the Homecoming Dance) and noticed that 2 people from our class still own the record of the long-jump, and shot-put, posted on the gym wall.  Bravo to class of ’64!  There was talk of career, parents,  and retirement.  A few shared thoughts about the Vietnam war, as many were drafted, of agent orange potential, of disability, and of course race car driving, hunting season and cabin on the lake.  All love their grandchildren, the Packers,  and we left feeling lucky we lived when we did, in a place that was safe, with solid family values.  Hope those that did not attend can come to the next one!  When?  Five years!  In the meantime, we may be ordering RV’s instead of Mustangs.