Thursday, August 18, 2011

R is for Retro



Some people like to mix the new with the old. For instance, I'm old, and I like new shoes! I've saved some of my favorite dresses from the 70's, but I don't believe I'm ever going to be that size again...! (I'll bet these hotties can still wear their 70's clothes!)

Then there is Mr. NoExcuses, who can't seem to completely tear himself away from the 70's! I'm convinced that Edwina, my oldest of the two girls, was born in the wrong decade. When she began to think about driving and getting that first car, all she wanted was a Volkswagen Bus. That made Mr. NoExcuses happy as a clam! We were lucky to find a friend who loves to fix up Volkswagens, and he just happened to have the perfect bus for Ed!



Then, when it was Katya's turn, Mr. NoExcuses just happened to find a convertible Karmann Ghia. It wasn't Katya's first pick, but once it was fixed up, and she bought a new pair of shades, she was living the dream!




Last spring, Ed had a little altercation with an SUV. The insurance company called it a total loss and wrote us a check. We kept the bus, just in case we found a way of fixing it. After much brainstorming, it was determined that it could not be fixed, so we cashed the insurance check, and bought another bus. Then Mr. Fix-It, I mean Mr. NoExcuses, pulled the guts out of the old bus and installed them into the new bus, and Voila! Ed is back in action, just in time for school!



This "R" post is brought to you by Jenny Matlock, Off On My Tangent, where she sponsors "Alphabe-Thursday." Please click on her logo below and see what my classmates have offered up this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

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17 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

Those old cars are awesome. oh and I love ABBA.

Heather Lynn said...

Okay, I love this. I giggled. Thanks!

Jeanie said...

Your girls have got some very cool cars. They are lucky to have a dad who helps them keep their wheels on the road in good shape.

The Cello Strings said...

beautiful old cars,
what special offer.

Judie said...

This post is sooooo RETRO! I love it! Great van, too!!

Ames said...

I love ABBA and boy do I have some memories in the Ghia and the VW bus or is called a Vannagon?~Ames

Betty said...

Your husband must really love his VW bus! :) I think they are too loud personally. But hey,to each his own, right?

ceodraiocht said...

Oh, did Abba really look like that back then? Memory is kinder. My sister loves Abba and insisted I watch Mama Mia - for some reason I can't just put it on and I've had that one Netflix video since February (arrggh!- just noticed when I went to update the dvd queue).

Your daughters cars are great!

Unknown Mami said...

I love the buses except when they won't go uphill very fast.

Jenny said...

I love this!

What cool non-comformist kids you have! Those VW's are awesome!

Thanks for the smile and fun link this week.

A+

Karen S. said...

Oh these photos are too great! I've also given you an award, and you can pick it up here! - Karen

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Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I hadn't seen a Karman Ghia (did I spell that correctly??) in many years. I can't believe you found one! Love the VW bus too. I still regret getting rid of our bug many years ago.

King of New York Hacks said...

I still want to live in a Westfalia VW Van. : )

Wanda said...

It's nice to see these older vehicles still getting the love and attention they deserve. Fun post!

beckyp said...

There is a bus for sale down the road from us My second child William wants it but he already has an el camino great post

Chris H said...

I ADORED ABBA!!!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Oh! I want a fairy girl on my blog! (I kinda want that cool car, the Kharma Ghai, too.)