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Re: [T3] New Fastback photos

I keep a AAA membership for two reasons:

If I need a tow, or if I need a jump start because no one's going to
stop for me. Anything else, I'm on it. Only once did I call AAA for a
flat- and it was because my jack sank in the dirt while i was about to
change the tire, though I managed to recover before AAA showed up.
Since then, I keep a small piece of 2 x 4 to make for a larger jack

My daughter (scarcely 8 months old right now) will be taught to change
a tire, change her oil, and jump start a car,and hopefully more before
she gets her license. Those three things are a minimum to me, anything
less and I will have failed as her father. I'm serious. She may grow
up thinking that her dad is that pair of legs sticking out from
underneath the car.

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 19:06:47 -0600, Russ Wolfe <russw@classicvw.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 15:36, Dave Hall wrote:
> >
> > That was something I noticed in years of teaching - virtually none of the
> > brighter kids wanted to be mechanics.  There was an occasional one who was
> > particularly gifted at practical skills, at the expense of his other subjects.
> > Seems all the parents want their kids to become managers, academics or media
> > moguls.  While we need some of them (I suppose), we need skilled mechanics,
> > plumbers, electricians etc too.  Why do we not celebrate manual skills any more,
> > no matter what area it is shown in?   I guess that's why we are happy with
> > slab-sided monstrosities rather than craft-rich buildings like the ones we saw
> > in Albany, NY.  Bring back the craftsman (and woman - mmm all that
> > home-baking!).
> > 
> Now days, you are looked down on if you have grease under your
> fingernails. But what does that "bright kid" do when his car breaks down
> on the highway. He calls the guy with the grease under his nails.
> What does the bright kids wife do when she has a flat tire. She calls
> the guy with the grease under his nails. When my wife has a flat, she
> justs call me wanting to know where the air chuck is so she can get some
> air in it to get to the tire shop.
> (that reminds me, I am supposed to put a pressure gage on the air line
> coming to the house, so she knows if the air compressor is turned on out
> in the shop)
> --
> Russ Wolfe
> '71 FB AT
> '66 FB MT
> '64 T34 (not running)
> '65 T1 (not running)
> russw@classicvw.org
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