Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, September 10, 1976

[Below is day 4 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

When we last left Adventures with Cordy, my grandparents arrived in Texas from California. This next day was spent at the Houston-area house of my grandmother's brother, Lynn and his wife, Imogene. This was probably a rest and visit day for Jack and Doris before the big road trip began. Lynn explains the details of the day here:

September 10, 1976 (Friday)

A rather uneventful day, as preparations continued for the great trip. The Kingwood passengers were shown their packing space in the trunk, which caused Lynn to take only one can of deoderant rather than two as planned. In addition to this he had extra clothes as follows: one pair sox, one suit underwear, one shirt, one pair of pants, one jump suit, one coat and no ties. Imogene insisted on bringing eight dresses along with many other garments.

Lynn (the author of this road trip diary) was a very positive, polite man. I believe this entry was his way of saying the other three packed too dang much, even for a trunk the size of the one in a 1975 Chrysler Cordoba.

This scene reminds me of the "I Love Lucy" episode where Ricky, Lucy, Fred and Ethel took a road trip to California. When they got done packing (including tying items to the outside of the car) there was no room for passengers. Ethel ends up saying she could have packed the car better with a pitchfork.

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