The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shy
Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Zephyr
James was quite happy that Dad said they would go and look at cars. James had his licence for only a few weeks buy Dad thought he was ready to have his own car.
“This is exciting,” said James, “Imagine me driving to my friends place in my flash car.”
They got into the family Holden station wagon which had seen better days. Three kids jumping around on the back seat, the smell of Sam the smelliest dog in the world Mum reckoned and a front bench seat that had seem better days. There was a story that one night, before they were married, Dad put the front seat into the recline position so he and Mum be more comfortable watching the movie at the Drive-In. Trouble was he couldn’t get the seat back upright again so he had to hang onto the steering wheel and drive. Mum opted to get into the back seat.
“Which car yard are we going to Dad? asked James.
“Not a car yard,” said Dad, “I have a mate who is selling his car as he doesn’t drive it as much any more.”
“I hope it’s a great car with all the stuff I’d love in a car,” James said. “What colour is it?”
“I think he said it was white.” James looked crestfallen. Noticing the look Dad said “but the interior is red” “Apparently it is quite a reliable car which will be good,” Dad said. “I don’t want to be fixing your stuff forever.”
“Is it a auto or has it manual gears,” James said hoping for a manual as they were more fun to drive. A manual dad said as they neared their destination. As they drew up to the front of Dave’s place, there was the car, gleaming white in the drive and the chrome dazzled.
James just sat there, mouth open. What the fuck is that he thought. That’s not a car, it’s a relic from some bygone forgotten era.
Dad and Dave started to wax lyrical about the virtues of the Ford Zephyr while James thought about what his friends were going to say.
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There were quite a lot of Zephyrs manufactured in Australia from the 1950’s to around 1962 from English specifications. Australia went a bit further and built Zephyr Station Wagons and Utes modifying the English designs. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Zephyr)
all we did
was come to taste
His friend said,
we flew in
when we saw
onto my grevillea
so I pecked
I’m not a bully
Now it’s time
for a fly away
leave my flowers
The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Connection
Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Space
Some will understand
“No time to explain, get in. I’m driving!”
The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fire in the Sky
I didn’t know there was an actual song called Fire in the Sky
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Rear View Mirror
I have never posted from my own Ragtag prompt before. Is that allowed?? The trees here after the devastating fire are doing the most unusual things. I found this tree on my place, a Grey Gum or Grey Box I think whose bark had sheeted off and landed almost like wings.
An Aussie song that has no association with the photo……please enjoy