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It started slowly at Afton Station today, but things picked up after noon. Besides having Ron and Ron with me all day, David and his family stopped by and brought a lovely young French-speaking exchange student from Quebec to show her the Station and the cars.
The weather today was perfect, but six motorcyclists from Missouri paused on their weekend cruise to come in and admire the cars. They ended up buying an EZ66 Guide to use for a future Route 66 trip. We also had visitors from Tulsa, Mounds OK, and from Kansas.
Possibly the most interesting people to visit were two rather elderly folks from right there in Afton. They pulled up in a nicely restored bright red '64 Mustang, which they described as their "$10" car. Seems they won it last month in a church raffle! Now they drive it to church on Sundays to make the other church members jealous. I love it! They were really cute and very proud of their new vintage vehicle, with absolutely NO intention of selling it.
I decided not to open on Election Day. I have no idea how long I'll be in line to vote, and besides, Ron M. and I want to go and see Religilous, Bill Maher's movie, in the afternoon. So, I wrote this on the front door. I didn't know Ron had photographed it, but I found it on my camera just now. He's getting a little TOO good at stealing my camera and snapping unexpected pictures. LOL!