” He’d have to get under—get out and get under—to fix his little machine
He was just dying to cuddle his queen
But ev’ry minute
When he’d begin it
He’d have to get under—get out and get under—then he’d get back at the wheel
A dozen times they’d start to hug and kiss
And then the darned old engine, it would miss
And then he’d have to get under—get out and get under—and fix up his automobile. ”
The song was written in 1913, with music by Maurice Abrahams and lyrics by Grant Clarke and Edgar Leslie. It was a hit for Al Jolson and Bill Murray.
Thursday was that kind of a day. Charlie Jakobs and I were headed to Colfax, California, for a photo shoot along old U. S. 40. We topped off the gas, filled the tires, and headed down the road, only to have a spectacular blowout of the left front tire. Out came the tools, up went the car, and on went the spare.
Ten minutes later the spare blew – we were stranded. Out came the cell phone and here comes the AAA tow. The tow truck driver was the same one who had taken me home last time. (Photos to follow)
The photo shoot will happen another time.