A to B episode 7: The turtle
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prepping the turtle for towing
Thank you, Reggie!
Reggie showed up to give me a tow two hours after his original projected arrival time. I had been off the grid, and he couldn’t find me.
Reggie the wrecker driver struggled to unscrew the bolts that secured the steering column. They were all rusted shut. He broke the bolts in a fit of good-natured rage.
close to Henryetta and Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
No, we’re not getting gas for the turtle.
wreckers are punsters
that clock face looks familiar…
“I’m watchin you watchin me.”
John Wayne, everywhere.
In the window of a consignment shop, across the street from John Wayne’s auto clinic, McAlester, Oklahoma. “That’s exactly what I’m looking for; I’ll take it!”
on Main Street in McAlester, Oklahoma.
on Main Street in McAlester, Oklahoma. The shuttered windows made me creeped out and curious.
McAlester, Oklahoma. 1950s/’60s theme. 45-rpm records nailed all over the walls. Elvis nook in the lobby, along with a cordoned-off Harley-Davidson. I spent a night in the “I Love Lucy” room.
McAlester, Oklahoma. Good service. Good french fries. Replete with silly bumper stickers. Always packed. The day’s Oklahoman is always available for readin.
(g’ahead, click a pic.)
What I didn’t get to mention in this show is that Reggie keeps his hair long so he can infiltrate drug rings and perform sting operations. As a hobby, Reggie soups up his cars as drag racers.
You can hear from John Wayne, the trusted mechanic who repaired the turtle, in episode 12 of Point A to Point B.
The totally non-rhetorical question of the day:
What’s the difference between a grand adventure
and a foolish proposition?
Music in this show:
1. Of Montreal, “Wraith pinned to the mist and other games”
2. Thao & Mirah, “Folks”
3. Lode, “Pieces”
4. Breathe Owl Breathe, “Sabertooth tiger”
(Don’t peek until you’re ready.)