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Trim Shop Time Machine
A Visit to Ed's
When I need to get my vehicle serviced I prefer places with character. I had a couple of trim panels that needed to be replaced in my Mustang. I took it to Ed’s Auto Glass & Trim.
The shop is run by two older gentlemen, Clifford Corley and Cleo McDonald.
That’s Cleo on the left, Cliff in the middle, and on the far right is Ed. Ed passed away several years ago. The image above was taken sometime in the mid-90s, if I remember correctly.
The guys are proud of their work, and they are good at it. But there’s a lot about their shop that’s been frozen in time for quite a while.
I had a good chat with Cleo when I was checking out. He’s been doing upholstery for a long time. He said that the great thing about his job is that they’re always changing things, so there is always something new to learn. There’s wisdom there.
For those wondering if the boys won last week after the team party, we came through. 8-0. Perfect season.
I’m continuing to progress through David Blight’s Frederick Douglass. After getting past the early years and into Douglass’ career leading up to the Civil War, it got really interesting.
Sights and Sounds
I’ve listend to a lot of music this week while writing. David and I have had Blue Oyster Cult’s Godzilla on repeat. I watched bits and pieces of A Woman Under the Influence (1974), part of a documentary about Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), David Lynch: The Art Life (2016), and part of War (2007), starring Jet Li and Jason Statham.
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