Cartoon Sparks Childhood Memory

Reader Contribution by Sam Moore
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The “Memories of a Former Kid” cartoon in the October issue of Farm Collector reminded me of one of my earliest memories of riding in a car with my dad. He had a Model A Ford coupe and I couldn’t have been more than 3 or 4 years old. We were going somewhere, just the two of us I believe, and as he drove down the main street of our town, the front wheels began to shimmy violently. Dad became very upset: I’m not sure if he was embarrassed or what, but he was mad! Funny how that brief memory has stuck in my mind for more than 80 years! Probably because Dad so rarely ever became angry with anyone or anything.

— Sam Moore, Salem, Ohio


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