A longtime friend of mine from wayback celebrated his birthday this past weekend, and it got me to thinking...
He moved into our district when we were in eighth grade, so that would have been in the early 1980s. The house his parents bought came with an "extra" - a 1963 Ford Thunderbird, in what can only be described as "accelerated wear" condition. It was in decent shape all things considered, but at the time was not running and as such was consigned to a junkyard. With the power of 20/20 hindsight, of course, we both wish they had held onto it.
And then it dawned on me. That's like having a 1994 T-bird, non-functional, sitting next to your house now. Like this:
(This is a 1990 model - which is about a month or so away from being an antique in its own right, but it's representative of the 10th generation T-bird).
It might not seem like a classic right now, but who knows what the future will bring?
That is all.