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Clack Has Lost His Click

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: November 9, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi…

The Click of "Click and Clack" is gone.
Tom Magliozzi has passed on.
His cackling laugh and car advice
are but a memory.

Tom and his younger sibling Ray
brought color to a realm of gray.
The mundane world of car repair
became a sheer delight.

These NPR mechanics knew
that talking cars is fun when you
share stories, jokes and trivia
along with fix-it facts.

The Tappet Brothers were like kin
and every weekend we'd check in.
Like next door neighbors, Tom and Ray
were there to help us out.

We hoped both guys would always stay,
but then last week Tom moved away.
Quite sadly Clack has lost his Click
and we have lost a friend.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: November 9, 2014

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