Thursday, January 24, 2013

Black Pearl

Here I am in 1961 pictured with my Dad's Chevrolet Impala.  We were on a family vacation at Niagara Falls.

8 Years later, this became my first car.  My friends nicknamed it the "Black Pearl".

I borrowed my Mother's car to get my license as this car had no power steering.

As a junior in high school, I was one of only a few friends that drove.  I got lots of experience giving everyone rides.

We like to take the road on the "West Virginia side" of the Potomac River from Piedmont to Keyser.  There were many consecutive sharp turns and the wheels on the car would squeal.  

One day my friends pranked me and drifted my car from the upper parking lot of the school to the lower and filled the car with paper towels.

The classic car was retired soon after.


11 comments:

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow!!! This is so striking!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Monica said...

this is beautiful! I really love the design it's very striking!
xoxo

joyce said...

Oh you're so adorable in this pic. My first car was a 64 Chevy Impala too. It was like driving a boat it was so large. It was old and tattered but I loved that car.

Charlotte Brochu said...

Great story behind this layout! Love the classic look and feel to it!

Connie said...

Love your color palete and the tags you used to tell your story. Great layout and picture.

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing memories captured here. Love this fab LO!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Monique Liedtke said...

What a fabulous page and what an awesome story. I love that photo of you!

Heather Landry said...

I love the way you repeated the journaling spots and that photo is awesome. I love the way you told your story with this page.

reneabouquets said...

My DH would kill to get his hands on that Black Pearl! Love this layout so very beautiful and totally FAB!

Denyse Bédard said...

WOWOW this page is so beautiful !!!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful!!! love your black pearl!!!! great story!!!