Calvin and Christine and their son Coolidge-Klien took a cross-country tip from St. Louis to Malibu, California. When asked what they were doing, Dorothy says, “That’s up to them to know.” “There are some wonderful things you can do in the car”, says Christine. They were attending a vintage car show where they would be entering their car.
Calvin and his wife Christine are in their 60’s and their son, Coolidge-Klien is 20 and it’s his birthday!
The family had never seen the ocean before and could see the water from the side as they drove. From the car, they could see “Sunshine and Shadows”, says Marie, and there’s a slightly salty smell to the ocean. Dorothy observed that it is cool and warm and wonderful. The sound of “Wish, Wish” of the cars could be heard as well as the smooth running engine. Marie (a former bi-plane co-pilot says there’s an airplane overhead that “looks like it’s trying to follow us.” There are birds squawking, probably seagulls. When the family finally got to the car show, there were so many cars, they could hardly find a parking space, but a car pulled out and they found a spot, says Marie. Now the family is going to take a break for a picnic lunch. They would enjoy eating fried chicken, potato chips, pickles, crusty rolls, potato salad, grapes and apples. Christine worried if she remembered to bring everything. Calvin feels like singing because he’s happy that it’s a beautiful day and he is off to show his car, they nicknamed “Christy”.
After the car show, they found a restaurant serving pub food and celebrating that their car showed well. The family received a trophy (Vern). Best of model and vintage (Marie). Chritine just feels good (Christine). Calvin is proud. Coolidge-Klien is just tired and hungry. The family arrived at the motel tired and anxious to put on their comfy clothes and get some rest.
Written by: Dorothy, Donnes, Mary Lu, Cricket, Marie, Christine and Vern