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.”

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…



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 Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding.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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