[tcb] Re: Friday Take on Dad

  • From: julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:15:52 -0500

Thanks for sharing.  I'm sorry for your loss.


On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Trey Jung <treyjung@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  My father passed away last  Friday in Baton Rouge after a couple of years
> with Alzheimer's. He got me into VW's, as my first car was a 69 bus. Man I
> had fun in that thing. (nothing like being 15 and driving all over the place
> looking cool) .  I played guitar in high school but the only reason I got
> into any band was that I had the bus to haul everything in. :) Then I became
> various band managers and of course the sound guy.
> Dad sold VW's from 1963 to 1971... and was the #1 rep pretty much wherever
> he worked. I remember seeing light blue bugs all over BR as he sold them to
> the BR water department, It was soooo coool to a 10 year old  to know that
> my dad sold them all.
> Over the weekend, my mom gave me a couple of his lapel pins from VW she had
> in her top drawer. One has a diamond in it and the other states that he was
> a member of  the VW sales guild in 1968 (when he sold over 500 cars in the
> year). What great mementos.
> My main car is 2006 Passat (it's my 3rd passat other were a 96 and a 2000)
> , I had a 86 Jetta GTL, a 77 Rabbit, a 72 VW 411 (yes. I had one of those
> dogs) plus my latest the 2001 Eurovan Camper and my 2nd 71 Westy
> (NewDee)......
> Just thinking about my "loyalty"  for  VWs new and old, and Dad was the
> catalyst this Friday.
> Trey

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