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Cadeau....it's a gift.

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Are you Mrs.CAD EE UU?  That was a question asked by a local mechanic years ago.  No, not so much.  People see it on my car license plate and make that assumption.  Every once in a while somebody says it properly....Cad-O.  You have a French background to know that.

Cadeau is the name I gave my first car...a used Balboa Blue '67 VW bug.  I loved that car!  Got it at the end of high school so I could commute to Cal State Long Beach.

I didn't plan on giving the car a name...but the Pep Squad chicks at Corona del Mar High (Newport Beach) gave me blank California license plates for guiding them along during my senior year.  We made great friends with the cross country team and the swim/water polo teams when we came out to cheer for them.  Those teams alway felt so ignored....and then that year they weren't!  YAAAY TEAM!



Cadeau has seen several cars during it's life.  It's a life that is ageless...as long as you pay your money you get to keep the plates.  Adding all th…