Father’s Day Family Things

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you,
as you are to them.”

Desmond Tutu

Our son and grandson arrived here Saturday evening after a five-hour drive. On a trailer behind their truck they towed our 1946 Willys CJ2A Jeep which has been residing in their garage for several years. It was the start of a three-generation Father’s Day weekend, something they’d been planning since last June when they surprised my hubby by arriving from Ontario with his deceased brother’s 1930 Ford Model A. (You’ll find that story here if you missed it last year.)

With a few rattles and the odd puff of exhaust, both vehicles started up on Sunday and sedately rolled the miles to Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, BC, where they were displayed at the annual ‘Old Car Sunday in the Park‘ event. This is advertised as “one of the largest shows of vintage, antique and collector vehicles on display in Western Canada.”

For my hubby, it was the perfect Father’s Day gift. It was a day of making and sharing precious family memories as well as checking out hundreds of very cool cars!


I don’t really have a writing application to offer from this, unless it’s to remind you that special family dynamics can enrich both real life and that of the characters about whom you write.

Do you include such events in the settings of your stories?


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