Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ford Pickups

As far back as I can recall knowing my former husband and his family, I remember all of them being seemingly obsessed with transmission problems in Ford pickup trucks. Practically every time I went with any of them out to their family ranch, I also recall at least one of them mentioning something or other about Ford pickups accidentally slipping into reverse when left idling in park. (This was nearly always mentioned when someone stopped to get out and open a gate, for example.)

Gradually, I began to realize that often when one of them talked about this, they also mentioned local people who had died as a result of their Ford trucks slipping into gear like this. Unfortunately, at the time I had no reason to think anything of these stories, other than that they sounded tragic. Later in thinking back, however, I realized that these discussions had been fairly excessive and rather creepy.

I can't remember very many details of what I was told about these deaths. I do remember being told about a man from Mason dying this way while he was working cattle, but this was a long time ago and I was never told the man's name. I believe I was also told about another person being run over by their truck in Gillespie County somewhere, but I don't remember for sure. The incident I recall being told about most often concerned a man whom I was told got out of his Ford truck to open the main gate to his ranch. Supposedly when he got out, he saw his truck start to move backwards, and when he tried to reach inside to stop it, his clothing was somehow entangled in the door or wheels, causing him to suffocate. I was told that this last death occurred right next to the highway at the entrance to the man's ranch. The reason I remember more about this particular death is that I was told it happened at the entrance located directly across the highway from my ex-husband's family's ranch. (I believe this property was bought up by someone else after the owner died. It certainly sported a larger and much fancier entrance gate afterward.)

Important note: I was told about these deaths so many years ago that it's possible I may have confused the details, but I'm sure about the locations. Also, I don't ever remember seeing anything about any of these deaths in the newspapers or on the television news, but again, they happened a long time ago. If, however, what I was told was true, in retrospect there were too many of these deaths for such a small area and someone should look into this.


Anonymous said...

mary lou in love

since valentines day is coming we will have an approriate theme. in many writings mary lou has fantacized seeing her ex in various odd situations. two that are recent is her seeing her ex dressed as a construction worker in the street in front of her house and now, seeing him driving a white dually truck, see next posting.

we had guests over few weeks ago and mary lous blogs come up as a topic in converstaion..two of my wifes freinds both drew the same conclusion

mary lou is still in love with er ex husband.

she sees him on many many occasions and is always writing about him.. mary lou never fantacized about seeing him dressed as a construction worker while stille married (to my knowledge) and she she sure writes a lot of ugly stuff about him

the guests conclusion: she is in love much as a third grader making fun of his love interest at the playgronud.

to test this therory, i dressed in a speedo, orange vest and hard had and asked the wife describe your feeling is 3 words...the response was HOT! HOT! HOT! ( to be honest , she was gagging about something and it did sound a little like not! not! not!)

i look a little like larry the cable guy before the diet , balding and with bad complexion but nevertheless it proved my theory

as a follow on- she has witten extensively about her ex father in law as well which makes me think she maight have been TWO-TIMING me , the little sly dog!

in part two of mary lou in love will will examine the relationship between mary lou and the one person she was truly in love with and felt extremeny betrayed when it became apparent there was no reciprocation ...hint dk

happy valentines day!

ML said...

The comment above is the most narcissistic thing I've ever read.

Anonymous said...

it's ok! wink wink you can make like you're offended

Anonymous said...

mary lou could hardly conceal her lusty gaze at me just today

you can look but just dont touch!