Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day Tribute


Why do we celebrate labor day? I'd like to think it's given as a time to reflect on those who have laid down their lives in labor for our country...On labor day my thoughts turned to my old government issue 1996 Buick Century. This wonderful car and I saw just about every major highway in Utah and Wyoming as we were about our Nation's business. NOT ONCE did this car hesitate to do her duty. Her 3.1 liter V6 engine offered great fuel economy and just the right amount of pep to pass a semi truck pulling a "rocky mountain triple."

Earlier this year, the powers that be decided that our partership was to end and she was decommissioned. A coworker snapped this shot of her as she was being hauled away to auction. I don't think it was a coincidence that Old Glory was flying above her as this shot was taken. Buick, I salute you as a legend, a patriot, and a friend.

6 comments:

Reed and Nat's Family said...

A fitting tribute to an American legend - the Buick is American isn't it?!?!? If not it should be. I am sorry for your loss.

Tyler Roberts said...

I prefer the Hell-Mutt or the VW bus, but then again, I didn't have a chance to go for a ride in the Buick.

Spitzer Family said...

You are a kook and your kid is a rascal-hope you are doing well. I love the pictures of Easton all covered in flour and pudding!

Kristin said...

Hope you got a nice new beemer to replace her!

Walker paradise said...

amen

Reed and Nat's Family said...

Clint,

You and the Buick name go way back. Good times were had in the "P" SKYLARK. Natilie had me edit the full and correct name.

A fine tribute to America's workforce.