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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:55 PM
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Post number six thousand. The Yellow Corvette
My brother-in-law Jack had a Yellow Corvette. One day he let me drive it all by myself. Oh boy! Rack and pinion steering he tells me, big V-8 engine, original exhaust. So wasn't long before I am cruising up US Route Seventeen North, pushing a hundred miles per hour.

Today I was reminded about that as a Yellow Corvette was in front of me behind a yellow school bus out on a country road. It was stop and go for many miles. I know that Yellow Corvette just wanted to get up and go!

Jack's Yellow Corvette was blown away from Sullivan's Island, South Carolina by Hurricane Hugo. You-all keep your eyes open. It is still there. Someplace.

Post number 6,000

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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:58 PM
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1. Congratulations 180!
:toast: I always enjoy your stories.

Did Jack get a new Corvette from the friendly insurance people?
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:05 PM
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3. No he did not., but
He received a very good settlement on the house which also disappeared along with two Harley Motorcycles (His and Hers) The Ford van ended upside down in a neighbors swimming pool.

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:01 PM
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2. Next in MatcomNews(TM):
"Man killed by Corvette falling from the sky."
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:06 PM
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4. Oh Oooooo
Hee hee!

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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:34 PM
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5. How come you let these other people in
to our private clubhouse?
;-)
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:47 PM
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6. Key word Trof
Corvette!

Boy! I want one-a-them.

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:02 PM
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7. Post # 5,999: Congrats on 6,000
See you in NY99's Milestones thread
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:10 PM
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8. Have you ever
been to Sullivan's Island? Edgar Allen Poe was stationed there. It is said the area is the setting of the 'Gold Bug'. I could believe that!

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:29 PM
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9. Yeah, a lot
I remember before Federal flood insurance bought everybody mansions (your brother-in-law excepted of course) when it was an unpretentious cottage-oriented little town.
Mama always called Isle of Palms "Isles of Palms"; I couldn't even get her to hear the extra S. She just said Gramma (uhhh, rhymes with Tony Lama) said it that way.

Yes, I believe the Gold Bug is set there; probably fewer mansions then, though.
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:36 PM
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10. I first visited
Sullivan's Is. and Isle of Palms in 1957. We lived on King Street south of Broad in beautiful downtown Charleston (The Holy City) at the time. Later we lived in Mount Pleasant. The Islands were mostly summer places then.

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:34 PM
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11. Yeah, my mom's mom's family had a little summer place on Folly until Hugo
although it had fallen into disrepair and was used as a squat by junkies for years before then. Great place when we were little; Catholic family so lots of sofa beds and cots. It was tiny but I think it slept 10 or more!
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:39 PM
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12. congrats!
n/t
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