Wednesday, March 19, 2008
VRRRROOOOM!! 1962 TBIRD
That is how my oldest describes what he calls the "red car". Last May, my husband and 2 sons were very blessed. You see my DH likes to listen to his favorite radio station at work...Rock101. Rock101 had a contest to be put on the payroll and you were paid $100.00 a hour until you were kicked off by someone else calling in. (The radio station would call a new name every hour from 8-4). If you heard your name, you called the station. Anyways, his name was called and he was on the payroll for 11 or 12 hours. We were jumping up and down, this was fabulous...who couldn't use the extra money especially with 2 lil pumpkins!
By winning this contest, your name was put in a larger drawing to win a 1962 Ford Convertible Thunderbird. You had to go to a local dealership that was sponsoring this event with Rock101 on May 19th, 2007. I had volunteered to work at a teddy bear clinic at the hospital I work for. This event allows children to bring their bears to the hospital and see what would happen if the bear broke his arm...or needed a breathing treatment with a nebulizer...or even if their bear needed surgery. (the next one is May 17th, 2008 and I will blog about that event in more detail).
Well, I persuaded my husband to go to this give-a-way because you needed to be present to win. I told him to bring the boys as good luck charms. Approximately 40 or so people showed up to win the car. My lucky men were number 38 if I remember correctly. 37 other people went ahead of them to see if they won the lucky CD that when placed into the player would make the Vrrrrrooom sound of an engine starting. Ironically, the teddy bear clinic had just finished up and I was driving back home listening to the radio anxious to find out who had won. I heard them introduce my husband and talk about my two boys. I thought.....this is neat. Within seconds, I hear VRRRRROOOOOOM and my husband screaming like a girl! THEY HAD WON THE CAR! I started screaming, hitting the steering wheel, and bouncing up and down. I almost had to pull over.
We have enjoyed that car. My oldest son in this picture still tells the story of the red car going vrrrooom and daddy screaming. It is quite funny. He likes to sit in the front seat (when the car is parked, of course). We did install seat belts in the back to accommodate their carseats to ensure safety. After all, it is their car. My husband dreams of all 3 of them restoring it completely. It needs a little work, but overall it is in great shape. Kinda like a family project. It is warming up here and soon we will be going on a family drive to see what God has to offer in the beauty of Spring. We are truly blessed to have such a fun story to tell in years to come.