His Last Conversation

…And the Question That He Asked

For 32 years a retired pastor of a community church had taken his cars and now a truck with more than 200,000 miles on it to the mechanic tucked away in a small town.

The mechanic’s story was intriguing. In the old days, he had run a chop shop for the mob in the big city. That’s a place where stolen automobiles are stripped of salable parts.

Something happened that put his life in danger so he packed up his family and moved to a rural area in the next state where he quietly built an auto…



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Chas Lyons

Chas Lyons


Chas Lyons is a retired CEO and publisher of newspapers. He lives in Rhode Island where he enjoys writing, family, and escaping to a log cabin in Maine.