I have read and reread the article that Scott Clark forwarded me about the Burke County cemetery damage (see last post), and I think we’ve made a mistake in not addressing it and not doing something to help. Apparently the prevailing attitude was that since it did not specifically blame relic hunters, better to ignore it then to give it “more legs”. I beg to differ!
If you read the above article, and reread the first one, you will see that the term “relic hunter” was indeed mentioned, and it went on to say that the perpetrator removed buttons from a military uniform (not exactly laying blame at our feet, but pretty damn close).
Scott’s idea of setting up a fund was a noble one and in my opinion, the right one. If we are to be the people we claim to be, we need to take the bad with the good, and do what is right, no matter what. Shoot me down if you wish, but looking the other way will not fix the problem, nor burnish our image!
LITTLE YELLOW BUGS
Had an email from Barry Hansen asking about the photo of me at The top of my “Latest News” link (website). He wondered whether there were toy cars in the background and indeed there are. They are die cast models, and all are yellow VW Beetles.
When I bought my 2000 New Beetle a few years ago, I fell in love with it (will never forget my wife saying, somewhat embarrassed, “do you really want to drive around in a banana yellow Beetle?”). Hard to explain, but I became obsessed with all things Beetle, especially yellow ones. I became a member of the DFW New Beetle Group, and started collecting the die cast models whenever I ran across them. I currently have 16 total….
My “Pug Bug” is now getting along in years (& miles), and a few incidental interior parts need replacing, but all in all it keeps chuggin along (knock on wood) and Barnum still loves riding shotgun. The three of us have a lot in common!
(IMHO Volkswagen has blown it with the latest Beetle design. No way it’s a “bug”…. more like a slug!
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