Today Is What?!

I consider today to be the de facto end of the first half of the year even though the “hump day” for the year is July 2nd in a 365-day year. Where is the time going?!

In a lesson I would do well to assimilate, make your time count!

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I had a weird and less than pleasant dream last night. I dreamt I was late to a social function of some type involving my neighborhood. I hate to be late; I would rather be 10 minutes early than 1 minute late. In the dream I had to walk down a long flight of stairs to reach the room where the function was being held. I walked into a full room and could sense animosity, perhaps for my being late. Almost no seats were empty so I squeezed myself into a chair at the end of a table, around which many of my neighbors were seated with whom I am usually quite friendly. In the dream, though, no one would speak to me. Almost immediately I began to think that it would be best if I were to leave. In “dream time” it was probably seconds, but it seemed to me to be minute upon minute, but eventually I did decide to leave so I said “Excuse me” and left. The feeling of discomfort while in the room was quite strong. Any amateur psychologists want to interpret that dream?

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As what is likely to be the last front-engine Corvette to be built will soon roll off the assembly line, I thought I would note that on this day in 1953 the first Corvette was assembled in Flint, Michigan. For that year only, Corvettes were produced in what was the back of a customer delivery garage.

 

Sign reads: Chevrolet Corvette No. -1  Chev. Flint Assem. Div. June, 30 - 1953

 

Sorry about the small picture; it’s from corvettestory.com. Here’s another picture of a ’53 Vette from classiccars.com:

 

See the source image

 

Most Corvette aficionados know the facts: only 300 were made in the first model year, production was moved to St. Louis for the 1954 model year, many of the 3,600+ produced in 1954 languished unsold on dealer lots, only 700 were made in 1955 and the Corvette was almost discontinued. Thankfully, the 1956 re-style and the 1955 introduction of the legendary Chevy small-block V8 helped to save the car.

I am loathe to write this, but I think if the C8 fails to live up to expectations then the Corvette could be history. Nothing lasts forever…

 

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2 thoughts on “Today Is What?!

  1. ” I hate to be late; I would rather be 10 minutes early than 1 minute late. ”
    Moi aussi!
    It will be interesting to see how the public receives the C8. • Should GM try to kill the ‘vette off, I think the outcry amongst ‘vette aficionados would force GM to keep it. In an era dominated by SUVs it seems to me that GM needs one “halo” vehicle.

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