Twittering Tales: The Old Mechanic

The Old Mechanic

The old mechanic yearned for the days of the Volkswagen–
when plenty was enough–before the greed and cruelty,
before the insatiable need for more.

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This is an entry for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales #Twittering Tales #143 – 2 July 2019

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23 thoughts on “Twittering Tales: The Old Mechanic

  1. Lovely and so true, Rob. You’ve reminded me of my father’s comments about old cars. He loved to tinker and do car maintenance, but when cars started getting so complicated that you couldn’t do the simplest tasks it killed the magic for him. Have a great week.

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  2. Marvelous, Rob. Funny though, I remember shade-tree mechanics always complaining about how difficult foreign cars were to fix — particularly any Volkswagen. I had a VW Rabbit that was a particular nightmare. 🙂 Love the poem though. Hugs.

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  3. I had a 1978 Toyota FJ 40 Land Cruiser and pretty much did the restorative mechanical work myself. That included new engine seals, electrical wiring, brake, and clutch hydraulics. All one needed was the repair manual, and you were good to go. (I sold it in 2016)

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