We've been walking by this Thunderbird sitting at the curb in the neighborhood for over two years. Nate started loving this car when he was 9 years old. At age 11 he starts working on owning it.
Nate is talking about this car and dreaming about this car. Finally one day I get him to walk to the door and ask about the tbird. This is Nate closing the deal to buy the bird from the former owner. This guy was a good sport and posed for pictures.
A true rite of passage for every young man is the day he is handed his first set of keys. Never mind the details like he's only 11 years old and the car doesn't actually run.
OK, we towed the car home with the pickup. It is now in the driveway after having travelled three blocks from where we bought it.
Here is the classic shot. Nate and his 64 tbird. Feeling fine and looking cool! I can't wait to take this picture again when he's 16 and the car is finished!