Wow! I cannot believe it has been 20 years since I first got behind the wheel of the Chicken Car, a 1977 Coupe de Ville! I had no idea that that the summer of 1996 would change my life in a very cool way.
Driving that #1 Chick, as the license plate proclaims, has been one of the most fun times of my life. Over the years, we have done parades in Center Point, (first parade), Kerrville, Bandera, Comfort, Boerne, Hondo and once in San Antonio.
I had no idea that the Chicken Car and I would become such a favorite at these parades. That car had indeed become an icon and one of my favorite photos is of the car with the Bandera court house in the background.
Carolyn Edwards sent me that photo several years ago.
In my second writing for the Bandera County Courier, way back on Aug 10, 2006, I wrote a story titled "Love at first site." And indeed it was and I had no idea that 20 years later I would still be driving that magnificent iconic car.
The magic feeling of driving that car has not gone away.
Seeing folks smile, laugh, and cheer during parades is just a super feeling!
I just completed my 20th parade in Center Point's "Down Home Country Parade" Saturday, July 9. It seems to get larger every year and the barbecue sponsored by the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department is as great as ever.
Thanks for a super parade Center Point and as usual a super job by the Chairman of the Parade Committee, Dolly Coldwell.
There is nothing like being known as the Chicken Man driving the #1 Chick!