My marvelous mom was born on this day in 1922. She has been gone a long time, but I think about her every day. She had a rough life as a Holocaust survivor and displaced person (recall from this post that my parents married in a Displaced Persons camp and that my older sister was born there), but she carried on as a loving mother and grandmother.


I am thinking of dancing with the devil. I have been considering establishing a Facebook account in order to promote this blog. I have severe misgivings, but Facebook is the platform and if I want more people to read, to comment, etc. then I am beginning to think I have to use them, as much as I despise them. What do you think?


What do you think of this car?

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From a picture of a Buick Reatta, another General Motors failure of the 1980s/1990s. I know the Reatta is not a performance car, but I love the way it looks. I figure I could improve the performance somehow if I were to acquire one. Innovative Performance Chips is a company that sells engine tuning chips and even, supposedly, offers such a product for the 3.8 liter V-6 Reatta engine. They claim up to 35 additional HP (no mention of increased torque) AND up to five more MPG with their product. I am skeptical, but +15-20 HP and +2-3 MPG would be fine.

When I moved to California in the mid-1990s, I purchased a car from a Buick/GMC/Pontiac dealer. I really wanted to buy a Reatta, but they were no longer being manufactured and the salesman did not want to find me a used one. Fewer than 22,000 Reattas were produced during the four model years it was offered, 1988-1991.

I hope to read comments from you on these or any other topics discussed in this blog.



4 thoughts on “Remembering

  1. I feel fortunate to have known your mother, even though it was a short time.

    Facebook probably should be tried.

    Reatta. I like the photo. I rely on you for the details.


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