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Dad: "Go right ahead!"

Me: "The problem is that I don't yet have the money."

Dad: "Anybody can buy a car with money. There is no magic to that."

End of conversation. Lesson learned.

I didn't need to learn that lesson? I was second eldest of eight kids in a small town, we got fed and yelled at if our homework wasn't done. Other than that we headed off to school when it was open and where ever we liked on weekends and summer holidays and let them know if we wouldn't be home for supper. Just before I turned 17 I convinced my dad to give me permission to join the army at 17, he told my mom some story about joining the Militia. One of my sisters commented years later that they only noticed I wasn't there after a couple of weeks. When I left I had $50 I had earned and saved delivering news papers in town and a warrant from the Military to travel on the train including meals to get me from Marathon to Toronto recruiting station.

I must confess I never regretted that decision and held off buying my first new car until I was 23.

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