[Spridgets] I'm back!

Linda Grunthaner grunthaner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 06:47:02 MDT 2011

Glad you're back online Bud, I'm just catching up now that my grades are
done at school. It has been totally heartbreaking to loose our dear friend
and mentor Frank Clarici. It will be especially difficult tomorrow "Father's
Day" for Frankie, Tiffany and Diane.
PS Glad you're Midget ins out of hibernation.

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Bud Osbourne <abcoz at hky.com> wrote:

> My new computer managed to knock me off the List, a couple of months ago
> and
> I finally got back on last night.
> Upon arriving at Carlisle, a few weeks ago, I was shocked and deeply
> saddened to learn of Frank's passing.
> On the brighter side, I finally got my Midget out of hibernation, a week
> ago, and took it for a long day of mountain road driving, stopping at
> Indiana, PA to have the new Prestige top installed.  My upholstery guy was
> impressed with the quality of the top and I'm delighted with the way it
> fits, and with the zip-out rear window feature.
> All I did to the Midget was a quick oil change and fluid level check before
> setting out, last Friday.  As is traditional for that car, it never skipped
> a beat and was a total hoot to drive.  I really screwed-up one of my knees
> earlier this spring, and getting in and out of a Midget, with the top up,
> is
> no longer something I do with ease.  But, it's something I'll gladly deal
> with in order to drive Spridgets for at least a few more years (I hope).
> Hey, next week (assuming I can find time away from work), the new top will
> have been sufficiently stretched that I can put the top down, where I hope
> it will stay until early November, making getting in and out almost as easy
> as it was when I was young, dumb and immortal.
> Bud Osbourne
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