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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Local Treasures of the Human Kind

The youngest and I went to the Reynolda Manor branch library today so he could get his first library card. He promptly found two history books he wanted, and after he checked them out, we headed out to find the most bee-YOO-tiful car pulling up. Whitewalls! Running boards! A gorgeous, aerodynamic goddess hood ornament!

Even better was the gentleman driving it, who kindly invited the youngest to examine it, even the inside, and patiently told us about his acquisition of the 1949 Cadillac Touring Limousine some fifty years ago for $500.

Youngest: I love this car.

Man: Well you know, it doesn't have air conditioning.

Youngest: Of course not! Air conditioning wasn't invented yet!

Me: I bet you are your grandchildren's favorite grandpa.

Man (smiling widely): Yep. All nine.
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