March 27, 2009

Legacy



Usually T makes all the derby cars around these parts.  This year was different.  I would like to thank the Village it took to raise this pinewood derby car.  Tanks (whoops!) I means Thanks a heap to our Home Teacher for cutting it out, for the team of helpers at den meeting last night who helped with the weigh in and with the attaching of the treads because my child size hands couldn't squeeze out the hot glue fast enough before it would cool and dry.  Thanks to Grandpa T who used his machinist shop to grind down wheels, and straighten out the axels.  Thanks to Grandma T for sending them to us in time.  Thanks to our friend Dave who placed the wheels and did such special things to them that he kept it secret from me!  He was just the guy for the job.  I am responsible for the paint job and silly putty turret with pen cannon.  Little Boy did the brainstorming and the sanding.  Just what the boys in this household always do (an not much more-sorry that's all they do folks).

As you can see it turned out great!  Not sure if it's a winner but there are a whole lot of people I can blame it on if it stinks : )

Just take a look at all the cars in this house that our newest addition has to live up to?  A legacy of speedsters.  Lots of fond memories go along with each one.  But this is my first pinewood baby.  Delivered with a lot of help and love.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I love the little tank! I'm sure it will do great.

Chaka said...

That's a cool design. I have a confession to make. 5 of my boys have participated in the pinewood derby so far and I have never helped any of them. I just send them over to grandpas each time they come home with the packet containing 4 wheels and a block of wood. I'm a slacker but it's just not my cup of tea. You are a trooper!

CSIowa said...

That the kids end up doing so little and that it just isn't many parents' cup of tea (no skills here) are two good reasons why I wish the pinewood derby would GO AWAY!

Very nice work, though! Maybe I'll send you my son's kit next year when we are compelled to re-enter the fray.

Kelly said...

Chaka-If I had a grandpa close by that is exactly what I would be doing. Sometimes we have to make tea even when there is no honey and we stink at making tea.

CSIowa- I also wish it would go away, but what else can I do? Did you see all those old cars I had to live up to?

Corinne said...

Hey Aunt Kelly! Thanks for your note! It's been fun to read about your family - they are all growing up so fast! Great job on the tank, by the way! Hope you are all well!

LadyStyx said...

Awesome derby car!


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literaqueen said...

The tank made me laugh- great work!