VW Beetle’s end looms, stirs more memories



The news of the Volkswagen Beetle’s looming demise stirred Waterville resident Edie McVay King’s memories. The 1963 George Stevens Academy graduate grew up in Surry.

 

Learning experience

By Edie McVay King

My father has a VW Beetle, which I called a “Volks Bug,” in the early ’60s. He used it to travel to New York for his job on a tugboat.

In 1962, I learned to drive my mother’s Ford station wagon as well as Dad’s Volks Bug.

When I took my driver’s test in Ellsworth, I scheduled it when Dad would be home so I could parallel park with no problem.

I passed my test.

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