Pickup comes full circle
A 1950 Chevrolet pickup originally owned by Dale Johnson of Marion and bought by a man from Louisiana now belongs to Lane Methvin of rural Lincolnville.
The Centre High School senior inherited the vehicle from a great-uncle in Louisiana, who died four years ago. He proudly drove it with his date to the Centre promenade Saturday in Lincolnville.
Johnson sold the metallic blue pickup to Lane’s grandfather, Carroll Daniels, in April 2013. He took it to Louisiana and sold it to his brother, Danny Joe, who had it restored and painted hunter green.
“Lane and Danny Joe were very close from the time Lane was very young,” Lane’s mother, Briana Methvin, said. “Danny Joe had two sons of his own and many grandsons and nephews but he chose to give the truck to Lane. He told Lane a year before he died that he wanted to give him the truck. Danny Joe wanted the truck to come back to Kansas.”
Johnson drove the pickup in many parades. Danny Joe brought it back to Marion in 2014 and let Johnson drive it again in the Old Settlers’ Day parade.
“It was pretty neat driving that old pickup again,” Johnson said. “I’m glad it’s back in Kansas.”