Ford And Us!

In 1955 my future husband Bill Waldron bought a new Ford and also that year we got married. We had five kids and all of them were driven to and from the hospital in that black Ford with Jimmy Jones skirts. Our last baby was born in 1965 and that same month (February) he got a job with FMC as a Millwright in the Engineering Center. Three of his brothers also got jobs at Ford in that same time period.In 1967 it was time to retire that Ford but we couldn’t find our way to selling it. So we donated it to Robichaud High School’s auto shop that was in our neighborhood. The kids (and us) got a kick out of looking through the school windows and seeing the car being worked on. Too replace it we bought a light blue station wagon. Since we had such a good car we bought a pop up camper and took the kids on many wonderful trips across the country. Yellowstone, Cape Cod, The Civil War battlefields, etc. The kids all thrived and graduated from Edsel Ford High. He worked right across the street in the Scientific Center and walked home for lunch or over to the school to watch the boys play football. In those years we bought used cars for us and them, mostly Ford’s.
With the kids all graduated from high school and college we started leasing Ford cars in 1995. Our first one was a 1995 Windstar (six leases) ending with the lease we have now. We got a 2005 Ford 500 in 2005 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. And we now have a 2008 Ford Taurus. Our lease is up and this month we are going to buy another new Ford!
We have a son who is an engineer for Ford. We also have some nephews who work for Ford.
We would like to pay tribute to the Ford Motor Company for their contribution in helping us to raise our family and keeping us all safe in Ford Motor Company products.

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Most older people like larger cars than Toyota and Nissan that is why they have always chosen the Mercury Grand Marquis, the Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Cars. You have the "Baby Boomers" coming of age to buy these larger cars and you have discontinued making 2 of them and down sized the other one until it is no larger than a Toyota or Honda. People don't always like Suv's to get a larger car but they are Forced to buy them for the bigger experience. My Grandson has a wife and 3 children and they had to buy an Suv and a double cab pickup truck to carry their family around. You cannot put 3 car seats in the rear seat of a compact car comfortably. I am just absolutely frustrated with Ford that they have let the designers cut their product line down to 3 cars and Suv's, all compacts. I want to trade in my Mercury Grand Marquis LS (2007) for a newer car, but there is not a car on the market today the size of mine. I will not trade down in size. I will keep what I have until a car manufacturer wakes up and suddenly realizes they have "cut off their noses to spite there face". Ford Fusion, Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta will not support Ford Motor Company. Neither will the Ford F-150 that was once Motor Trend "Truck Of The Year" but not any more. What has happened to the Ford we all used to know. Is it gone forever? I sure hope not!!! Give us something bigger and better. Thank you, Ron Tuten
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