09 October 2010

Working like a Man

So, I'm not sure if it's proper blogging etiquette to blog about other people's kids, but frankly, I don't care, and I'm going to do it.  My dad has a really nice shelf in the garage.  On top of it rests all sorts of junk: skis, tennis rackets, boxes of old clothes to be donated. You get the picture.  What many onlookers don't know, the shelf is actually a disguise, for if you pull off all the crap, underneath lies beautiful old car, a Triumph TR6, in desperate need of a little love. However, it's spent many years as a shelf, forgotten.

Until Benny came along. My 9-year-old nephew, Ben, decided that fixing up the car would be a great project for him to do with his grandpa.  So, after hours of trying to get grandpa going he finally took matters into his own hands and started uncovering the relic.  Eventually my dad had to get involve, and together they have started to work.  So far they have spent two full days taking apart the exhaust, the engine, and other stuff I know nothing about.  I love it!

While I absolutely love both my Grandpa's, I don't remember doing anything like that with them. I hope when Eli's a little older he can find something to do with his Grandpa, too!


  1. That is a really neat story... I hope the same for Ruby and Myers.....

  2. ben is seriously the coolest kid i've ever known. i am so jealous.

  3. I love this car! I have been waiting for dad to pull it out again! Good job Ben!! I can't wait to see what you guys will do with it!

  4. Everyone is going to be glad when he grows up and can fix everyone's car.

    It's a beautiful car and should be driven. :)


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