Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:06:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Vicki Corona (nee James)" <email@example.com>
Subject: oilstick home page
Just prior to losing our dear friend, Rosie Rousell, on Aug. 3, we had
buried my beloved Grandmother,
Dorothy Wickham, who with my Grandpa, Warren, owned the Sunset Auto Supply
one of the cars Rosie drove quite a bit.
My Grandma was an incredible woman, from hot-lapping a car in the 40's,
to pitching her shoe
across a coffee-shop after a race at someone - hitting her mark, mind
you! My Grandma was beautiful...
she was loving, generous, funny, gracious, and as a friend recently
pointed out - elegant.
She stood by my Grandpa through all the years starting Sunset Auto
Supply in Long Beach, CA,
and all the years of racing, then supported my Grandpa's desire to take my
micro-midgets when we were kids, in a new generation of a Sunset
Special! Together my
Grandparents also helped create a new generation of Sunset Auto Supply in
with my aunt and the racer she married in the 70's from NARC!
Grandma was 91 years old, lived to see grown great-grandchildren and
grandbabies, and now is comfortably resting in Glory, sharing racing
stories, and tossing
golden slippers at Bill Merrill still, I'm sure! (yes, the timing/scoring
long time close family friends and Curly was my Dad, Walt's, CRA
timer throughout my entire childhood.)
I just wanted to share... thanks for your time!