Monday morning, while Mom and I were driving through eastern Indiana, I saw a sign that read "DeVries Chevrolet" or something like that. That reminded me of DeHaven Chevrolet, a car dealership in Fort Wayne. I'd never been there, but I still remember its jingle, even 30-plus years after I'd last heard it. It was be-boppy tune sang a woman. The lyrics:
5200 Illinois Road!
(Originally the dealership was on South Calhoun; it changed near the end of my first time living in Mercer County)
Then an announcer came on. The commercial ended with the woman singing "DeHaven Chevrolet!" followed by her saying "They try harder." I wonder whom they tried harder than.
Soon after I'd returned home from my trip, I did a computer search on "DeHaven Chevrolet. It's now be replace by Summit City Chevrolet, still at 5200 Illinois road.
And another part of my childhood fades into oblivion.
Tags: uncle's doug's nostalgia theater.
Current Location: Not 5200 Illinois Road.
Current Mood: Nostalgia
Current Music: See above