the Volkswagen bug story

I was elated to come across this picture...........
this is a famous story in our family;-)
[and, I just love the coloring in old photographs!]

once upon a time,
my parents owned a red Volkswagen bug.
It was a fun little car, save for the fact that it liked to stall out.
a lot.

I'll let my mom tell the story........
"this was our first car. I LOVE this little bug -- would like to get another one! When I was expecting David [January] we asked the Dr. if I could make the trip from Greenville to Delaware for Christmas -- he said it would be okay if I just got out and walked every hour or so. The only problem was that when we stopped the car so I could get out to walk -- it would stall and I'd have to push it while he did something with the gears to jump start it again -- then I'd hop back into the car!"
Let me just say, my mom was 8 months pregnant!
She's a trooper!

If I had the money, I would buy them another red Volkswagen bug, that is for sure!


  1. I have to say this was one of the cutest stories I have heard about your parents. There are so many, but this might be #1 on my list now. :)

  2. Love it! I think I can see that in my mind's eye :)

  3. Isn't this bug just too cute??? I have a "model" of it -- it's packed away -- but Avon, years ago, sold a mens' cologne that came in a little red VW container. Of course, I had to get one for Dad -- he never wore the cologne -- but I still have the little red bug container!

  4. Ginny,
    yeppers, it is a favorite;-)

    uh-huh....hey, only 2 more months until June! ;-)

    I think you guys need to get a little red bug.....convertible;-)

  5. That is so cute! I am going to make us a copy.

  6. justin, jake, and jenna's mom1:00 PM

    Very fun~ learn something new about the family just when you least expect it!

  7. I totally forgot about this little red bug!! Love the and dad are HOT!


  8. That's a super great picture. It deserves a nice frame!


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