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Washington State University

French Administration Building
Pullman, WA 99164-1009

General Phone: 509-335-3564
Financial Aid Phone: 509-335-9711
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

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Fathers and Fords - Corvallis Gazette Times

Old cars spur old stories, as Maureen found out when the sight of the Ford’s engine reminded her father of the 1949 Willys Jeep that his father owned. The old flathead V-8s and V-6s were harder to work on than modern engines, he explained, because you have to take the engine completely out to tinker with it.Meanwhile, Maureen was listening patiently, but admitted when her dad pulled out the mechanical jargon she went a little blank.“I’m like, ‘Alright,’” she laughed.McMahon and his father used to work on car engines together, but Maureen leaves the tinkering up to her father.“He pretty much takes care of it,” she said.McMahon is a graduate of Washington State University and when his old team plays OSU he said he secretly routes for WSU. But since he and Maureen were headed to the OSU-Stanford game, he planned on rooting for his daughter’s team.Maureen was going to take her dad to lunch at the Pita Pit, one of her favorite college hang-outs, and they were considering going to work out together if time allowed. She said she visits her parents pretty frequently, always bringing her laundry along, which reminded her father that he was under orders to - more available