[tcb] Re: Friday Take on Dad

  • From: Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:24:57 -0500

Too cool Trey!
I didn't know your roots were so deep.

Trey Jung 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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