Mrs. Betty Hale (my sweet mother in-law) came into the office about an hour ago and handed me a file folder. In it were the papers for her 1973 Volkswagon bug. It's a car that she bought new with her own money. It always represented freedom to her, she's babied ever since. It's the car that my wife Gina learned how to drive a straight shift in. The Volkswagon brings back memories to me because I used to own a yellow 1973 bug back when I was 24...back in 1982.