Whitelighter, the rear axle shaft tends to get water in it and the bearings on the rear wheel seize to the axle. It can be a chore to get the two seperated. Make sure to assemble the rear axle with all the anti seize compound you can when you put them together and it will help to avoid this in the future.
R.I.P. My dearest Jeannie, you are in my heart always.
The road of life sometimes seems full of potholes. RIP Jeannie, Alex and Brian. I'll never forget any of you.