VW Patty Wagon interviews New Haven Fire Chief Alston on his VW memories

So July 4, 2018, Patty Wagon was relaxing at her New Haven Harbour condo pool when her sister Lynne shows ups to join for a burger and a beer. Totally random, she invited PW to a picnic at Chief Alston’s with other folks who work for the City of New Haven. In true form, PW is a welcome addition to any venue as memories flow. Chief John Alston, who had two fires to deal with that day, was like a kid bursting with firework flashbacks of memories as an 11 year old. It did my heart good to see the enthusiasm in his eyes after doing his part to make New Haven a safer place to live. Patty Wagon is so much more than a vehicle to transport; it is a vehicle to transform! Let’s foster opportunities to hear about people’s background and make connections. Look for the common ground out there folks. If we take the time to listen to each other, we may open our minds and our hearts. Moments like this; priceless.


  1. Judy Larkin Nicolari Judy Larkin Nicolari

    Happy July 4th. Everyone has a story to tell about their VW memories. It always brings such joy to people, young and old alike.

  2. Lynne Lynne

    PW really does bring you to everyone. I witness it Everytime!

  3. Dan Dan

    What an interesting story. I am sure Dartmouth would be pleased to know their acts of kindness and generosity was appreciated and lives on in the memory of this Patty Wagon Adventure.

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