Teddy Coconut

“My Uncle Teddy’s was brown and brass and he used to pick me and my cousins up every day from elementary school” said Hansel ” It didn’t matter how bad a day we’d had, it all turned around when we got in that van. It had a naked lady on the side. All the other kids thought it was cool. We’d jump in and go to the ice cream truck and then we’d get home and watch cartoons. The next day, we’d do it all again”

Hansel was talking about his Uncle Teddy’s Ford Econoline Winnebago, a vehicle of some vintage back in the early 1990s. Hansel now owns his own Winnebago, which is coconut white and twenty years old. He is outside jump-starting the battery now and hopes to put another 50,000 miles on the odometer(which already reads 147,000) as soon as the hole in the exhaust and the oil leak is fixed. If not, he can sleep in Teddy Coconut. Getting from A to B? It’s much  overrated.

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About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to Teddy Coconut

  1. judy kelly says:

    Hansel really has a find! Not bad for 20 years old and multi-use at that~

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