Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We Love Them Hens

Last night we went to a Mud Hens game and it was really fun. We won! But my son lost his voice "screaming for ice cream". He's all hoarse today. : )

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Funniest thing I heard "today": Last night, on the way home, we saw a cherry-picker and the truck it was on was red. We were trying to figure out if it belonged to the fire department or to the city. My little one said, "Not all red vehicles belong to the fire department. Look! A fire car! Another fire car!!" Z said "I've got a fire sports car. If you have a fire, I can get there really fast! But I can't do anything."

6 comments:

Sue said...

That reminds me of a game my brothers and I made up when we were children and taking lots of long trips by car. Before the late 1950's there were very few cars with white paint jobs. Sudden about 1960, millions of new white cars were available (we bought one in 1960). So my dad made a bad pun about the U.S. turning into a "white car nation." My brothers and I noted that one could do the same thing with "red car nation" too. After that when ever we went on trips we would pick a color red or white and have a contest to see who could spot that color car. The first person to see a red car would yell out loudly "red car nation." My brothers and I never seemed to tire of this game. I wonder now how my parents felt about all that yelling!

Qaro said...

Cool. I didn't know that! Of course I know why emerald green cars emerged in the early '90's ;)
but I wonder what is behind the white cars in the late '50's. Could it be the space age? Astronauts and rockets are white. Hmmm...

Sue said...

Exactly why white and light colors (pastels) became popular in the 1960's isn't clear (see http://www.standox.com/standox/com/en/ClassicCars/History%20of%20automotive%20colors_v1.pdf) but, it wasn't until the 1940's that the chemical composition of automotive paints was suitable for lighter colors, before that something about the chemistry made lighter colors turn "chalky." This still wasn't absolutely perfected by 1960, because our white Rambler did over time develop a chalky texture.

Qaro said...

Ooh, cool! I was wondering if such info was out there. Thank you!

ChefNick said...

Reminds me of this hilarious story.

Qaro said...

I love the firetruck story!