Posted by Lorelei (220.127.116.11) on February 10, 2005 at 21:13:16:
Hey, this is Lorelei from Rain City Hearse Club. Remember when I asked you for hearse photos for a new book? Well, there's still time to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven't yet. But that's not why I'm posting.
Now I'm going to ask for something else!
If you submitted photos, and even if you didn't, please consider submitting a short (one paragraph) statement about your hearse. I'm not talking stats--I want a comment on the experience of owning or driving your hearse.
It could be anything. How you got your hearse, the first time you drove it, how your spouse/significant other feels about it, the strangest reaction you ever got to it, what your neighbors think of it--be creative! Here's mine:
"Annabel had been languishing in a barn for twenty years before I bought her. Her engine was seized up and had to be rebuilt. The first time we fired it up, a mouse nest and a mummified mouse shot out of her tailpipe, but I didn't care. That flathead V-8 was the finest sound I ever heard. I was a little nervous the first time I ever took her out on the freeway. I mean, this engine had been used in tanks and airplanes during WWII, but this one was 55 years old. How would it hold up? I pushed her up to 50, and the engine was just purring away. I took her up to 60, then 70, then 80, and her engine opened up and roared. It was sweet! I didn't do that for long, because I didn't want to overheat or blow a gasket, but damn, was it ever fun! There were some necks snapping that day as people whipped around to gawk at the huge black deathmobile bombing down the freeway like a runaway funeral train."
Send 'em to ME, email@example.com, with the words "Hearse statement" in the subject line.
Again, this isn't a paying gig, it's a labor of love. But you'll get your name and your coach immortalized in print if we pick your statement!
Lorelei, Rain City Hearse Club
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