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Parking the Car Inside the Store – Wordless Wednesday

Along with photos, my in-laws saved a lot of newspaper clippings – obituaries, engagements and weddings and other social happenings. I came across this one while I was looking through the stacks of paper and it’s almost too hilarious for words. Pearl Hatfield was Dave’s grandmother, who would have been 77 years old at the time. No one was hurt, but it just screams to be shared on Wordless Wednesday:

The Norman Transcript, 12 December 1975

The caption says it all: Fred Brier, assistant manager at C.R. Anthony’s downtown store, surveys the damage this morning after an over-eager shopper put her car in the wrong gear and went through the front display window with her automobile. Mrs. Pearl Hatfield, 1122 Fay Avenue, said she’d been driving since “Model T days and never got a ticket. Now look what I’ve done!” No one was injured – just surprised – and Mrs. Hatfield added, “It sure was a queer feeling when I landed in that window.” (Transcript Photo by Steve Sisney)