The Story of Our Childhood
by the Children of
Donald Graham Dick and Bertha May Neisinger Dick"
Prankster Jimmy                               1959 Ford
PRANKSTER JIMMY                                                 1959 FORD
We used to attend Boulevard Baptist Church and we all piled into our 1959 Ford Country Sedan 9-passenger station wagon every Sunday morning and night as well as Wednesday night. I remember the license plate for that car- JAS042. It is funny how some things stick with you. I don't even know the license numbers for the cars I have now.

One thing I really enjoyed about those drives to church was the singing that we all did. There was a lot of harmonizing and laughing. I remember Dad whistling rather than singing, but the rest of us all sang. We didn't do this all the time, but the times that we did were really fun and I have good memories of those times.

In that old car the cushions for the back seat were loose so that it could easily be folded down flat. I remember one Sunday night when I was the first one out to the car after Sunday night church. I climbed into the back of the car and decided to pull the cushions over me for some reason. Eileen and her boyfriend, Tim Parker, came out and sat down in the car. Since they didn't notice me, I thought I would have some fun and stay hidden.

Tim chose this occasion to break up with Eileen and she was a little emotional so I stayed hidden. As time went on and everyone made their way to the car, my absence was noticed, but I didn't dare come out for fear of Eileen finding out that I had been there all along.

After waiting for what seemed forever, I decided that the best thing to do was to come out and face whatever was to happen. Eileen was really mad at me, but I think in the long run I probably helped her because she was able to avert her attention off her disappointment and onto her anger at me.

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