A First Time for Everything
Date: 12/18/2017, Categories: First Time, Author: biguy2play, Source: LushStories
At the end of high school I bought a 1957 Chevy 210 station wagon, the first car I actually owned. As I got more and more interested in cars I found I had more and more questions. This thirst for knowledge eventually led me to Dick’s Garage, a small neighborhood gas station and repair shop with a very fast Chevelle parked along side it that Dick bracket raced on weekends. I started hanging out there, talking about cars and trying to learn everything I could from Dick. He was always willing to answer my questions and show me things and always seemed very patient. I liked that. I was a real dummy about cars then and it was less embarrassing asking Dick those kinds of elementary questions. He didn’t act like I should know everything and would patiently answer my questions in his quiet voice. I found myself at his small shop more and more and even after hours, sometimes into the night. We were working in his shop one late night and he began talking about his younger wilder days and how they would listen to the police scanner. He started explaining about ‘ten codes’ and what they all meant. I was fascinated by it all. “We’re about done here for tonight,” Dick said. “Would you like to come up to my place and listen to my scanner for a while?” Dick had an apartment above the beauty shop next to his garage. I felt kind of honored by the invitation and since I had nothing to do the rest of the night I agreed. We closed his shop and walk around the building and up the stairs. The door ...