A Day in the Life of the Wienermobile Girls

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Molly is one of two Lost Girls criss-crossing the country in a Wienermobile-yes, that’s the frank-on-wheels. You can read more about her hot dogging adventures at clicking here

by Molly Fergus

After eight months on the road, we’re skilled at convincing ourselves we have sort of normal lives. Each morning we wake up, hop in the company car, and head to work.

That’s what we tell ourselves, anyway, until we have a day like this past Saturday in southern Tennessee. At each of our three events, we were startled by both the randomness of our lives and the generosity of the people we met. A rundown, for your enjoyment:

7:45 a.m. Drive through Lawrenceburg, TN, which we discovered is the hometown of Fred Thompson, Law and Order actor and brief Republican presidential candidate.

8 a.m. Arrive in Loretto, TN, a two-stoplight town.

10:30 a.m. Give two jazzed high school students a ride around the block.

11 a.m. Meet the owner of Tietgan’s Super Rama grocery store in Lawrenceburg, TN. He treats us to sandwiches (made with Oscar Mayer lunch meat, of course).

12:10 p.m. Ask if anyone knows Fred Thompson.

12:15 p.m. Decide no one knows Fred Thompson.

1:45 p.m. Cruise through Amish country.

3:45 p.m. Meet a group of six from Full of Faith, a Tennessee-based ministry that feeds the homeless; they assemble and deliver hundreds of sandwiches each week made from…Oscar Mayer Bologna, of course.

3:55 p.m. The Full of Faith members pray for us; we’re flattered and also really enjoy hearing the word “Wienermobile” in a prayer.

4:30 p.m. Head to our home sweet Hampton Inn.

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  • Ms. Traveling Pants says:

    I went to school in Madison, WI where there was one of the Oscar Meyer Plants. The wienermobile was a common occurrence at all of the sporting events and parades.
    Must be fun for a while, but the buzz must wear off??
    Thanks for reminding me of my college years.