“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.