'64 Volkswagen van
I was a salesman with Gerber baby foods and had a company that called on grocery stores in Ohio. At the time we lived in Warren, Ohio. In 1966, my wife, Judee, decided we needed a "fun" vehicle for the family. We had three children, Lisa, Michael and Jenna. She found this 1964 VW van that the owner had converted into a camper. He installed a small stove, refrigerator and sink along with two bunk-style beds with room for storage underneath them. We indeed had fun with this van, camping often and enjoying short trips around northeast Ohio. We loved the car, but it was a problem to heat in the winter, especially to get the defroster to work. In 1969, we moved to Syracuse, N.Y., and sold the car. We've lived in Florida for 11 years. We often wondered if the new owner had as much fun with the VW van as our family did!