March 5, 2013

Something Very, Very Wonderful: My Parents' First Car - 1948 Plymouth convertible

Herewith the best 8 minutes of your week online. No kidding. Break out the Kleenex. Via the always great The Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys: The Borderline Sociopathic Boy Looks Out For His Parents

"Joe and Beverly Smith were the proud owners of a 1948 Plymouth Convertible

until they had to sell it when Joe was drafted to serve in the Korean War. As a 60th wedding anniversary gift, their son, Joel, found a '48 Plymouth through Craigslist fixed it up and gave it to them as a surprise. The car will now forever stay in the family and be passed down through generations. (Video by Jeffrey T. Morgan; Music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com.) For more visit http://www.hagerty.com"

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 5, 2013 12:45 PM
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Gerard, thank you. That was fun.

Posted by: Terry at March 5, 2013 1:27 PM

Perfect.

Posted by: Leslie at March 5, 2013 4:14 PM

Most excellent story. I absolutely loved this.

Posted by: vizslak72 at March 5, 2013 4:14 PM

Thanks for finding and posting this video of an American family, their friends and town. Hopefully what it captures is not a bygone occurrence. It is beautiful, piquant and painful to watch, because so many in my generation did not partake.

I hope that younger people will be inspired to create a world like this for themselves.

Posted by: Grace at March 5, 2013 10:00 PM

That's what real marriage is about.

A lifetime of family.

Posted by: pdwalker at March 6, 2013 12:08 AM

Great story. It reminds be of a recent episode of Chasing Classic Cars where the son finds and restores the actual 1955 AC Ace that his dad won races with in the 50's. The best episode of that show ever. Talk about a tearjerker. I've tried to find the video on-line, but no luck. It aired January 22, 2013.

Posted by: Makism at March 6, 2013 5:29 PM

This just made my whole day. What a great family.

Posted by: dreadpirateroberta at March 7, 2013 4:44 PM

THIS IS SUCH A TOUCHING STORY. IT REALLY TOUCHED
MY HEART. I'M VERY PROUD OF THE SON. GOD LOVE YOU AND SO DO I. GW BILL JANSEN

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