July 04, 2005

...Speaking of Independence

We went to my parents' place yesterday afternoon for a cookout. When Beth and I pulled up, we were a little surprised to see this in the driveway.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing my great uncle's new fire-engine red sportscar. My 89 year-old great uncle's new fire-engine red sportscar. In his words, "I always wanted a red sportscar and I figured I shouldn't wait too much longer."

Posted by Chris at July 4, 2005 10:13 AM

Now that's a cool guy.

Posted by: Sheryl at July 4, 2005 10:20 AM

oh my god that's such a cute story. I love this guy and I haven't (and will not likely) ever meet him. I hope he takes full advantage and even gets a couple of tickets.

Posted by: wn at July 4, 2005 10:27 AM

That is exactly the kind of 89 year old great uncle I intend to be, though I will have a ragtop, the hell with rheumatics.

Posted by: zeno at July 4, 2005 10:42 AM

Would he like to adopt me????


Posted by: Jeff A at July 4, 2005 10:52 AM

Oh my god, that is so hilarious! That made my whole day! What a great thing to do!!!

Posted by: jen at July 4, 2005 10:58 AM

Your great uncle rock.

Reminds me of my late great aunt.

Posted by: Allan at July 4, 2005 11:01 AM

That made my day. I wish my uncle had one of those so his favorite niece could borrow it for extended periods of time..;)

Posted by: Beanhead at July 4, 2005 11:03 AM


Posted by: jodi at July 4, 2005 12:03 PM

That's awesome.

Posted by: Y at July 4, 2005 12:19 PM

Excellent. I just love it.

Posted by: cassie-b at July 4, 2005 12:37 PM

Reminds me of when my 88 year old grandfather went out and bought himself the new Thunderbird, just cause ---- fabulous!

Posted by: Kathryn at July 4, 2005 12:43 PM

two words: kick ... ass. dragged out because it's just that cool. tell me you highfived him because if you didn't, dude, that's all shades of wrong!

Posted by: patricia at July 4, 2005 12:50 PM

That's very cool!

Posted by: Lisa at July 4, 2005 01:01 PM

Aw, I thought you were going to say it was a gift from your great uncle to his favorite grand nephew.

Posted by: Jon in Michigan at July 4, 2005 02:32 PM

good on him :)

Posted by: Emily at July 4, 2005 02:40 PM

Good for him :) Now we need to see him in it!

Posted by: Lauren at July 4, 2005 03:00 PM

That is so cool!! I like to see people living out their life instead of doing nothing.

Posted by: Adi at July 4, 2005 03:31 PM


Posted by: Tek at July 4, 2005 03:34 PM

So my dream of beind a Harley Mama when I'm 80 isn't that far-fetched eh hee!!!

Posted by: Nina at July 4, 2005 03:51 PM

Way to go Great Uncle!

Posted by: Stacey at July 4, 2005 03:58 PM

WOW. He deserves it. He waited long enough.

Posted by: ava at July 4, 2005 06:37 PM

That's awesome! I think it's great that he bought the car, hope he enjoys it. Inspiring for us youngins...get out there and enjoy life before it's too late! Happy 4th.

Posted by: Milly at July 4, 2005 07:01 PM

Holy COW, is he single? wink wink

Posted by: Krista at July 5, 2005 09:57 AM

That is way awesome. Good for him! :)

Posted by: Zandria at July 5, 2005 06:15 PM

I bet he looks really cute driving it too!

Posted by: Pixie at July 6, 2005 03:10 PM