Jon Crispin's Notebook

Pennsylvania License Plate

Posted in Automobiles, Family, Transportation by joncrispin on 31/07/2013

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My parents were pretty straight-forward people for the most part, but they did something together in their later years that was very amusing to me .  When the state of Pennsylvania changed the format of license plates sometime in the early 1990s, my folks were forced to give up a plate number that they had had for ages.  They were really unhappy about this so instead of having a new random number assigned to them, they opted to pay for a vanity plate with their old number on it.  I am sure it was a small victory as these things go, but it meant a lot to them.  After my mom died and we sold their car, I took the plate off and kept it as a reminder of  their spirit and sense of playfulness.  It is on the door of my studio and brings a smile to my face whenever I look at it.

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  1. Hank. said, on 31/07/2013 at 2:16 pm

    My folks would have done the same thing given the situation; a quiet, well-mannered sort of protest.

  2. Terri said, on 01/08/2013 at 7:47 am

    It’s the crazy little things that bring such fond memories!!


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