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The Family Station Wagon Growing up my father owned a 1970 Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. It had the wood panel, the flip up rear facing seats, and of course, no seatbelts. This wagon drove our family of five up and down the eastern United States. All three children would jump in fighting over who was to get the back flip up seat to themselves. So many memories were created in the back end of that vehicle. Out of ear shot of our parents, we poked fun of passing motorists. We would joke about their car, clothes, and especially pets. Airplane travel was never considered. We had the family wagon, or ‘tank’ as we called it, and it was our second home. It carried us on adventures to Virginia Beach, Atlantic City, and Disney World. We knew if the back seat was loaded with supplies we were in for an adventure. My father would never tell us our destination as he felt it would spoil the surprise. We would try to guess where we were headed by observing road signs
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Unformatted text preview: and studying our Rand McNally road map. Most times we were unable to determine where or what was our vacation destination. It carried us to loved ones for the holidays. We would drive through blizzard snow conditions to New Hampshire for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Excited to see family once again, weather conditions did not hinder the tank. Never once were we afraid of sliding off the road and landing in a ditch. It did happen now and then, but that was part of the adventure. A kind stranger would come eventually and help my father get the tank back on the road. Not having seatbelts, we were often tossed with a slide across an ice patch, a slip into a ditch or, a swerve to avoid a collision. We would laugh so hard as we picked ourselves up from where ever we happened to land and help put the supplies back to their original storage space. That tank was our adventure wagon. That wagon created memories that shall never be forgotten....
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