Ulong Leman was always driving the white Volkswagen bearing registration number BH120 and as soon as Abah Rahman can afford to buy a car, he bought the Morris Minor (not Minor 1000) with registration M6525. It was a cream colour Morris Minor which normally takes us to far away places, like Seremban and Kuala Lumpur. The whole family would cramp into the car and off we go for trips to visits our relative in Kampong Datuk Keramat or to go to the airport to send Alang Udin to UK.
Most of the times, the gear would give way and Kak Ngah would normally have to hold the gear stick in position so that it would slip from the running gear. There was once when we were on the way to Kuala Lumpur; we heard creaking noise on the driving wheel handle. As soon as we passed Seremban, it was clear that the driving wheel cannot be turned anymore. Luckily as we always have been, a car workshop was just by the road side. We stopped, got it fixed (bolting back the lose nuts) and we were then on our way again.
We have always travelled to far away places in that car. I would enjoy the drive to Sungai Layang to purchase latex (at that time Abah Rahman was buying latex for MARDEC). As the family grew, the car can no longer take all of us and alas it was sold off. I cannot forget the times riding in that M6525 - even until today. And that's why I wrote this piece to remember those moments.
2 weeks ago