Saturday, July 11, 2009


(For the first time, the Saturday Evening Post is including an obituary column. Hopefully it will be the last time too. ;-)

The Martin family's "Grey Van" died, at the tragically young age of nineteen, in a vehicle collision on Thursday, June 4, 2009. The accident occurred in Schoeneck when a car pulled out of Cherry Alley right in front of the Grey Van. The van was pronounced "totaled" at the scene of the accident. For fourteen years of his life, the van faithfully served the Martin family, especially Mr. Gary Martin by daily taking him to his place of business - this could be considered the life work of the departed. The Grey Van is survived by "the Red Van," who, in the Grey Van's old age, had taken over the difficult job of transporting the entire Martin family. Funeral services were held at the local junk yard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the bereaved Martin family.

The Pallbearers

(What we really are doing is pushing the van out of the way into the parking lot, later that night. :-)

Dad says goodbye to the minivan...

...and says hello to a rental car.

What Dad drives now.

(I know, I know - some of you recognize it. ;-)


~Rebecca~ said...

I nearly died laughing, this was a brilliant post!!!!!!!!!!! I remember when our car was totaled... we had milk in the back, spilled all over. Hot out too. Car smelled so bad!!

(btw, aren't rentals sooo neat???)


Sylvia said...

Awww, too bad!
Clever post!

Scott Eash said...

It may be sad to see the Grey Van go, but take comfort in knowing that none go before their time. ;-)

Very clever post by the way!