Jump to content

Irene goes back to school


Recommended Posts

Well I'm sitting around here on Christmas morning waiting for the hordes to descend when I thought I'd like to share with you an experience Irene and I had a few weeks ago.

My wife works a few hours a week at the local school caring for some disabled kids. They were studying " old times " when Jill spoke up said that we had some " old cars " and that she would see if I would take the 1929 down for the kids to look at. I've done this a few times before and although grumble at the time about it, I actually enjoy the experience especially the looks on the kids faces when they see a car that old.

But the '29 was out of action with a minor mechanical problem so I said to Irene ---

" C'mon, get your best gear on we're going out on the town "

When we got there and the kids came out all you could hear was " WOW "

They all had a turn at sitting in the front seat ( 4 across )

The picture of the boy behind the wheel is special. He sat there the whole time. He is wheelchair bound with a terminal illness ( Jill looks after him )

They asked me all sorts of questions especially about the fox tail on the radio antenna. The best question was

" why does it look so good for an old car " cool.gif

Check out the looks on the boys faces when I lifted the hood.




Link to comment
Share on other sites

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: R W Burgess</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Really great pictures Ken. Can you duplicate them on the General Forum "Kid's Site?

Wayne </div></div>

Good job, Ken. Really great for you to share your cars with the kids.

Wayne, where do I find the "Kids'Site"? Would like to show it to my Grandson. He likes his "Tri-Shields".

Thanks, Jim

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest imported_MrEarl

The expression on the lil guy's face in the blue shirt looking at the engine is priceless. Yea, definitely a candidate for the

<span style="font-size: 26pt">BUICKMAN AWARD</span>


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest imported_Thriller

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MrEarl</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> in the blue shirt </div></div>

Uh...Lamar...looks like a school uniform based on the number wearing the same colour shirt with logo... grin.gif Of course, that's 2 out of 3 under the hood, so one is eliminated.

Ken - good job...I almost hope to do something like that at our kids' school, but don't know where they could fit it in...I suppose I could chat with one of the teachers. Anyway, it was very good of you to participate with these youngsters.

Now, after I get through my usual reading, I'll need to seek out the AACA Kids site....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest imported_Rhinelander Rob

Great story and pictures! Thanks for sharing.

I had a similar story last year. My daughters class was studying the 1920's era, I was asked to bring the "24" to the local junior high school. A lot of curiosity and smiles that day too. We gotta keep these kids interested in the older stuff to.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

When my oldest was in first or second grade, I was working on a 1911 Marion for a friend and took it to the school for a show and tell session while they were doing transportation studies. The children were very delighted to see such an early car, and it was also fun. smile.gif Dave!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...