5/18/2007

Les Schwab is gone...


Here in the Northwest, we rely on Les Schwab for all our truck and car tire, brakes, alignment, etc. needs! I read today that ol' Les has died...at the age of 91! I remember him in commercials clear up until 1999, but didn't see him anymore after that.



Family friends from California came to stay with us for a week over Christmas 2006. Wendy, the mom, laughed and laughed when we went to a gas station and an actual attendent came to the car, wearing a white shirt and dark pants. She could not get over the fact that in Oregon we cannot pump our own gas (it's the law!) I LOVE it! When I go to Oklahoma to visit my grandmothers, I've always pumped their gas for them, as it saddens me to see old ladies having to climb out of their cars to do that job.


Anyway, I told Wendy about Les Schwab...and even took her there to show her what happens when someone pulls up in a car outside the shop. Sure enough, in LESS than 5 seconds a handsome young man in white came bounding out to ask us what we needed! Wendy just about flipped!


So, here's to Les Schwab! He is the Tire King and always will be!

3 comments:

Vita said...

Man, I didn't hear about that. Another thing, besides seeing him in ads, to miss about Les is his personal pilot was a bass trombone player. Where is that guy now?

The Carnivorous Hippy said...

And beef with tires? Genius! I hadn't heard of his passing either. Thanks BW for keeping us in the know...

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