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Aug 16, 2019 01:00:07

First car stolen in 2nd grade.

by @brianball PATRON | 220 words | 421πŸ’Œ

Brian Ball

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In the 5th hour of the 4th day of the 3rd week of the 2nd grade, my car got stolen. But I didn't know it.


"Hot Wheels is a brand of die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968." Nine years after that, I was 7. I had several of these fantastic play things. My favorite was the Black Trans Am.


I had the black 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, just like the one used in the movie Smokie and the Bandit. When my dad took us for speedy ride around all the curves of a local park, my heart was in my throat. It was so fun. I was in love.


When the teacher stuck out her hand and said; "I've asked you several times not to play with cars in the classroom. You can get it on the last day of school." -- I believed her. I gave up my Trans Am.


Fast forward 159 school days and I hop off the bus on the last day of school. As I look into the drawer of loot, my car isn't there. 


"Where is it?" I ask. 

The teacher didn't remember taking it.


An hour later, I see Steve playing with it. 


"Hey, that's my Trans Am!!"


"Nope, it's mine." - he smiled.

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    @brianball - Its amazing the level of detail that you remember about this event. Shame on that teacher who didn't keep her promise and shame on Steve for stealing. Your patience to wait until the end to ask about the car is an interesting trait though.

    Nicely written Brian.
    Awesome spotlight post.

    Keni avatar Keni | Aug 16, 2019 16:51:51
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      @keni -- he was bigger than me. I wish I had the presence of mind to say -- If you like that one, maybe you could have some of my other collection too.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 16, 2019 13:58:03
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    @brianball this is gut-wrenching! Awesome spotlight πŸ™Œ

    PhilH avatar PhilH | Aug 16, 2019 20:18:51
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      @philh - the part that didn't come through because I was cutting a bunch of stuff -- is that our family had the Trans Am -- which is what my dad was squealing the tires in the park with.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 16, 2019 13:58:43
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      @brianball !!! 😁

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Aug 17, 2019 21:48:35
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    @brianball I look forward to a future post describing an interview with Steve showing us what he's made of his life so far.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 16, 2019 08:55:41
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      @brandonwilson - can't really blame him too much, it was a pretty cool Hotwheelβ„’

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 16, 2019 13:59:29
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    This is the Third Spotlight Feature. You've been tagged here because I don't know your email address.

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    Abe avatar Abe | Aug 16, 2019 14:16:20
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