Saturday, September 23, 2006

When selling your vehicle....

While driving home from Texarkana today (Saturday), we passed an older (to be polite) van that was either using the Interstate as an advertising platform, or had broken down about 25 years ago and finally came to rest along the side of I-30...

You see, as we passed, Shan noticed that there was a FOR SALE sign in the window... Yes, a FOR SALE sign... How does that work? You call the owner, and say, what? "Hey, there, buddy, I saw that there van you left on the side of the road, and I noticed you were sellin that puppy! Boy, what I wouldn't give for a classic piece of transportation like that one!"

Are you kidding me with this?? Of course, I'm sure the FOR SALE sign was on that thing long before they left it on the side of the road... But, it seems to me that if I was trying to sell a vehicle and it broke down on the side of the road, I might want to take the signs down for a while! Then again.. One man's trash and all that...

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On a much more serious note.... As you may know, I used to work for the educational cooperative in Camden. During that time, the Director was Mrs. Pat Ward. Yesterday, her husband, Bob, passed away after battling several things that seemed to keep coming at him... The Bob I knew was a wonderfully intelligent, gentle man, who could tell you stories that would leave your jaw hanging - whether those stories were funny, amazing, or poignant. I know there is a grandson who will miss him dearly, and I hope Rob always remembers the times he spent with his Grandfather. My heart and my prayers are with "Miss Pat" and her family. Bob was a great, wonderful man. Those of us who knew him were blessed to have been fortunate enough to have known him.

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