al capone, 75 years of Buick history in one family + me

1 Oct

this morning i woke up at my usual time of 4:45am.  does that mean i’m getting old?

i like it anyway because i get so much done.  sometimes i tell myself (quite literally) to chill out and just read or something.  today, i pulled out a box of old photos and there was a folder on top.  it was a draft from an article my dad wrote (i helped) for a publication.

if you’re into cars, in the business or not, you might appreciate this.  i didn’t know my grandpa but he was a pretty cool dude including being Buick’s General Service Manager for the whole country but also when he was single, he fixed Al Capone’s henchman’s cars.  #badass

but the most fun for me today (already) was reading this.  most of all because i could hear my dad’s voice in this draft below.   he wrote this about my grandpa.  if you’ve ever had someone you love for years and years pass away and then read something they wrote and hear their voice in it – it’s like they are reaching out from the grave and talking to you.

here you go – it’s three pages.  this was published in a couple of car publications.  for those of you in the business that think i’m just another ad chick that doesn’t know anything about anything – know that at my very core i come from 75 years of very smart and passionate car people!  🙂

 

4 Responses to “al capone, 75 years of Buick history in one family + me”

  1. Lyle E. Pennington October 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    Hey, this brings Jim Krause, probably my best personal and business friend ever, back to life. He was a special person and a great friend. Really miss him as I know his family and close friends feel the same.
    Thanks for sharing. Lyle Pennington

    • Amy Fulford October 3, 2017 at 5:42 am #

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Lyle. You two sure were great friends and had some great memories. I sure do miss him!

  2. bradhmoxie October 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm #

    By the way… VERY cool article your dad wrote. -B

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