We Lose A Stick Shift

In Muscatine on Sunday, July 19, 1953, Dale wrote, “Took the family for a ride in our ‘new’ car.  Stanley took the car to learn how to drive it.”  The old Mercury we had been driving had a stick shift, and I had never used an automatic transmission – which the ‘new’ 1941 Oldsmobile, below, had.

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