Wagon Widows #3: Wagons, Wagons Everywhere…

December 11, 2011

The only downside to all this? (And, to some if not most, this is probably not a downside, but fellow Wagon Widow Clair Baxter and I certainly feel this pain…) Everything, and I do mean everything, now relates to a station wagon in some form or fashion.

“Did you know that the Buick Roadmaster had a Corvette engine?”
“Yes, yes, you told me.”
“Did you know that the term ‘station wagon’ was coined in 1911?”
“I think I heard that once or twice or fifteen times before.”
“DID YOU SEE THAT WAGON!”
“YES, PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD!”

You get the picture.

Another example: last night, at the conclusion of a very lovely wedding reception, my very lovely husband turns to me and says, “Babe, don’t you wish we would have gotten married two years later so we could have had a wagon-themed wedding?” I have no idea how he’s learned to read my mind with such acuity.

Next step, Wagon ownership…

 

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About wagonmastersthemovie

The car that was once the quintessential image of the American Dream is all but dead - at least for most people. Station wagons were America’s "workhorses on wheels." Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. There are some, however, who still cling to these vehicles and what they stand for in American culture. Wagonmasters, a full-length documentary film, offers glimpses into the lives of such wagon enthusiasts, and tells the story of the station wagon as it represents a changing America over the last one hundred years. http://www.wagonmastersthemovie.com
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