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Long hair and a pony tail can wait, but a pickup is essential

I enjoyed Will North’s column about trucks (“Old pickup trucks: at home on Vashon,” April 30).

I can relate to guys like Richard (and I’ve actually had the privilege of riding in his truck). My first vehicle was a 1958 Dodge pickup with a flathead engine. Top speed 53 mph but could rip a stump out of the ground in second gear.

And I too covet an island truck, most recently having a look at a 1975 Ford F250 that you may have seen on display in front of LS Cedar. That truck not only had character, it had a name: Loretta. It was being sold by a young man who had recently acquired a newer truck that he christened Charles. I passed on Loretta. I think I’ll pass on the beard and ponytail too. But I’m still looking for a good used truck.

— Mark Nassutti

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