So what Did You Do in the Back of a 65 Truck?


I travelled to football games in the back of a Chevy truck along with many friends. I also hitchhiked in those days as it seemed to be the norm, and had many a ride in the back of a farmer’s pick up truck. So what did you do?

Well the ’65 Chevy pick up still lives and breathes and here is my friend Wanda’s in Harrison, Arkansas.

My friend’s father Earnie Massengale, bought this 1965 Chevy Truck in the late 60’s or early 70’s. His daughter, Wanda grew up in this truck and learned to drive in it. The truck is three speed standard with the shift on the column.
Her Father trained and sold hunting dogs from the 1930’s until his death in 2001. So many hunters have traveled to Harrison, Arkansas to hunt with her Dad. Some have flown as well as driving to the Ozarks. This truck has had doctors, lawyers, FBI agents, and many people from all walks of life enjoying her Dad, his stories, and the ride to hunt.

No matter what newer model of truck that we had we always referred to this truck as the “New Truck”.

 So the next time I shift gears and drive down the road — Dad this one is for you! — Wanda Massengale



About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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