David Alden Hennessee

David Alden Hennessee


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was a Mercedes Benz 190SL, Mercedes-Blue/Navy Leather Interior which I bought in Paris, from a German electronics store owner for $2500 in May of 1965. 

One of the its features was a 78rpm turntable. I remember driving down the Champs-Elysee in Paris, on a beautiful spring day, listening to "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers, thinking, "It just doesn't get any better than this..."

The thoughtful German arranged for me to take his car back to his mechanics in Dusseldorf for a complete overhaul. For company, I invited my Norwegian girlfriend, Karen Hansen (see her photo), along for a long romantic week-end.

After the brief holiday and back to Paris, we were arriving in there about dusk and Karen asked that we stop by "Le Select" (see photo titled, "Karen Hansen"), a Montparnasse bistro (photo below),  to look for her girlfriend, Urie.

We saw Urie. And sitting next to her was the MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I have ever seen! 

Her name was, Agneta Pedersen, and she was Swedish, born in Arvika, Varmland, more on her later. I never saw Karen again...

"Le Select" Bistro: http://www.leselectmontparnasse.fr/ A note about cafes. In the sixties when one wanted to find a specific friend or acquaintance, one would seek them at their favorite cafe. Everyone had one. It was where one situated oneself for the evening. I recall a friend at "Le Select", Richard Hu. I thought him one of the most cosmopolitan characters I ever met. He was the son of the Mayor of Peking, educated in Hawaii, college in Boston, and worked for a Swiss firm in Paris. Imagine the telephone farce;

Is this Richard Hu?
Richard Hu?
This is Richard Hu?

add infinitum

BTW, Hemingway in his book, "The Moveable Feast", cites "Le Select" as one of his habitues...

My Seventh Car (1965)

Owner of originalMercede Benz 190SL, https://www.google.com/search?q=mercedes+190+sl+image&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS591US591&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjKzYDMs9rZAhVDja0KHTgsAygQ7AkIQA&biw=1440&bih=809#imgrc=hCaJdgm3g5mGfM:, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.com, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the website, www.TheHennesseeFamily.com, Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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