Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CAR STAR

Happy, happy, joy, joy:)
The story unfolds.
Beth has $1,000 to buy a car. 
Her Houston grandparents gave her the same amount they gave her brothers when they were looking for cars.  Beth anticipated finding an old reliable but well used car much like her brothers found with their $1,000.

Granny Annie is having lunch at the Senior Center.  Her table mate Jane is talking about a car for sale.  She does not want to sell it to boys in their town because she does not want to see them driving it around and popping wheelies, etc.  This car is Jane's baby and she is the original owner of this loaded 1999 Chevrolet that only has 74,000 miles on it. She really likes it when Granny Annie says her granddaughter is looking for a car.  Jane would like to sell it to a girl and really would like to sell it to someone out of town so she doesn't have to see it all the time.  The little car is loaded and listed blue book for $3800.  Jane says she will sell it to Beth for $1,000.  Granny Annie tries not to faint and fall in the floor.

Yesterday after the test drive and after having a mechanic check out the vehicle the money was paid and the car was transferred to Beth's ownership. 

Reasons Jane says she gave us such a good deal.
1. It would be driven by a girl.
2. Jane was in the Navy for 30 years.
3. Jane noticed Ron's "Senior Chief" emblem on my truck. 

"The Senior Chief always has eyes on everything" Jane said.




30 comments:

  1. Changes in the wind -- The car is a real honey with no scratches, perfect interior, great engine, etc. We all felt like the Chief was looking out for this princess granddaughter.

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  2. Awesome!!! Gotta Love that Sr Chief that is still looking out for his family!

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  3. Terrific find for Beth. There was definitely a hand guiding this transaction.

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  4. Looks like Angel Chief and Angel Annie worked a great deal for the Princess..

    no accidents. it is as it was meant to be.

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  5. A great colour Annie! What a lovely lady!

    Happy & safe driving Beth!

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  6. Wow.. perfect story... I'm so happy for your granddaughter.. the car is so nice..

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  7. Beautiful girl, beautiful car and a beautiful message sent from the Senior Chief".

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  8. Congrats, Beth! There is nothing like that first car! :) What an amazing deal, Annie! :)

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  9. Both the car and its new owner look bright colorful and beautiful ! Congratulations to the young girl. An excellent acquisition !

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  10. Wow! And it's such a gorgeous red color! What a totally awesome buy! That was so kind of Jane.

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  11. What a lovely story. Such a lucky event...or perhaps it was Karma.

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  12. Brighid -- You bet. Ron was always partial to the girls and treated them like princesses.

    Olga -- We felt like that was the case.

    Sonny -- There definitely seemed to be some divine guidance in coming across this car.

    G.B. Miller -- Ditto!

    Winfred -- It is a lovely color but I have heard that red cars get more tickets than any other color car. Hope that won't apply to Beth.

    ancient one -- It is a lovely story isn't it.

    Jeanie -- Her brothers are indeed jealous. I'll never forget when we took all three of my son's children to some garage sales. The boys begged for this that and the other and Ron wouldn't budge in buying them anything. Beth found a lovely Princess dress-up dress that was just her size and grandpa grabbed it up for her. The boys pouted all day at grandpa's prejudice. They had to earn the money they would spend (and he payed them well) but Beth and the other two granddaughters got whatever they ask for.

    Talon -- My son says the car is performing wonderfully and certainly seems like the perfect buy we anticipated. Still pinching ourselves. It is a five speed and Beth is having to learn it but her dad says she is a natural.

    R. Ramanathan -- You'll have to find a nice car like that for your little granddaughter when she outgrows her pony. (Neat picture of her on your travel blog.)

    Kay -- You are so right about Jane. I hardly know her and was astounded by her generosity. The car is not only well maintained, it has an alarm system on it and great stereo, etc. etc.

    Tabor -- Sure having fun thinking it was Karma involving her granddad.

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  13. Good for her. It sounds like a good deal.

    I gave my beloved 2001 X-Terra to my youngest daughter and got myself a new 2012 X-Terra, but I still covet the old one. Oddly, both of my girls covet the new one with all the bells and whistles. They constantly pester me for it.

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  14. How wonderful! A win-win situation. Congrats to all.

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  15. Read this while we were in Branson but couldn't get the phone to leave a comment but It lifted my spirits when I read it the first time and it did again just now. Great story and the memories it summons up.

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  16. Sweet!! Congrats to her! I needed a smile.

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  17. Beautiful story! Congrats to your granddaughter!

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  18. Beth got a deal that Jane can feel good about! Thumbs up to this happy ending. (Visiting you from Jeanie's blog.)

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  19. ashok – and it is:)

    cube – I gave my daughter my '91 Honda Accord. It was the first brand new car I ever purchased. I did continue to covet it.

    gigihawaii – It did seem to make Jane as happy to give the car as it made Beth to receive it.

    Cliff – Don't you just love Branson? Yes this story of Beth's new car will be a tale to tell for years to come.

    Riot Kitty – The smile is the whole thing about this car.

    Ileana – Thanks! Glad to see you blogging again.

    Barb – Hello. Thank you for visiting me and for the nice comment. Any friend of Jeanie's is a friend of mine. Can't wait to visit your blog.

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  20. What a beautiful car and what a great deal too :)

    Just to share, in Singapore car is the most expensive. Besides paying for the car....one need to bid for a Certificate of Entitlement (COE) - it is like a licence. One needs to bid for a COE before one is allow to buy a car. It is crazy :D

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  21. What awesome luck- for Beth! There's about zero decent cars for that money around here these days-
    How nice of Jane to help you out! An amazing story. Hope Beth keeps up maintenance n has a ride for years to come. Score!

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  22. What a good deal! I wish my daughter had got such a good car for such a cheap price!

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  23. Awwwwwww. I love this. Senior Chief pulled a good one. A hot red car: wow.

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  24. That is so great. When my daughter was getting ready for a car, my mother had a friend who was in her 90's, who, after a little dinger, and her insurance went up, decided it was time to stop driving.

    We bought her car for $500. It was a wonderful car for Sarah as she started driving. Your granddaughter got a great deal. I hope it serves her well.

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  25. The Senior Chief and his sweetheart made that happen! I love this story and I'm so excited Beth got such a great car!

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  26. What a lovely story.
    Well done all.

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  27. Talk about right place at the right time...now that's god right there!

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