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Favorite Car: 1985 Olds Calais

'85 Oldsmobile Calais

I bought this 1985 Oldsmobile Calais when we lived in Cazenovia, N.Y. I was working as a salesman for Kraft Food Service Division and called on restaurants, schools and delis in central New York. It involved lots of driving. It was in the middle of the front-wheel-drive craze, and I thought the front-wheel drive would help me during the winter months. One blustery snowy winter day, I turned off Route 20 onto Route 12 South and came around a large bend. There was a stopped car sitting at the crest of the bend. I did everything I could to stop, but slid off the road, hit a large concrete embankment and totaled my car. Thank God I did not get hurt. My wonderful wife of 56 years, Judee, and I loved the car and missed it very much.

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