We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One of my sisters sent me this pic from her driveway early this morning in western Mass. Very nice, because she and my excellent brother-in-law are without their boys this weekend and can spend the day snuggling by their fire drinking Baileys and probably reading yesterday's Sunday Pravda NYT.
Subaru people, if you know what I mean. I love them.
Subaru people. Say no more. Remember when we used to call them Volvo people? Volvo lost that and you can never get it back again. Merry Christmas, white or otherwise (It was 80 here in Florida for us snowbirds) and a Happy New Year BD.
Ralph Kinney Bennett
Subaru people!,, GET A ROPE!!
Actually had 2 of'em.The first one was a 87 stationwagon,got
360,000 mi.out of it.The body wore out,the motor still run pretty good. The second is a 92 wagon 4 wheel drive used all things farm[hay,straw on the top,grain,dogfood in back] and hauled quite a few dogs around the country.Also used it for trapping and spot lighting,been a lot of dead coon & a few deer in the back of it.We always put a tarp down.It only has 320,00 mi. You see a lot of'em in Montana. Bozeman is the used Subaru capital of the world,I been told.Great cars in snow.
Had a little Subaru two door in 1976 when I lived in Alaska. I took it off road kinda by accident. Driving along in a snowstorm with snow on the street and no street lights and this open area looked like the street I wanted and I took a left. Too soon I'm in a field with a couple feet of snow and it stops. Put it into first gear and have it gas and it hopped and bucked and kept moving forward until I could get to the road again. Even my big 4WD truck would've gotten stuck in that field.
RL and GWTW. They are great cars, of more than Volvo-like ruggedness and heroic longevity. They rushed in when Volvo stumbled and lost that bumperstickery burlap mantel of whole-grain organic virtue. Now a Japanese car supplants the (sort of) Swedish car as a medium for I’m With Her and Coexist stickers because it has that indefinable, uh... What is it? Oh, that’s right — its love. Love makes a Subaru a Subaru. Brilliantly cloying, but brilliant nonetheless.
Ralph Kinney Bennett
Yes, I know. Very good cars. But it's a thing, you know.
I only have 170k on my 2nd gen forester, which I plan to keep 'til my estate sells it, because the newer ones have sloped the windshield so far I can't get in easily without whacking my head. Another 100k should be enough.
It goes anywhere there's a road. I save the SR5 4wd with 31s to go anywhere there aren't roads. It's just a lot slower. And no A/C. :-)
Even though I'm a Trump voter(not a "supporter", if you get the difference) and own enough guns to give Diane nightmares, I'm not giving it up.