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Man restoring '59 Chevy finds 50-year-old love letter and delivers it
Motoramic - Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/14 | Justin Hyde

Posted on 03/28/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT by Kartographer

Last year's auction of 500-odd cars from Lambrecht Chevrolet in Nebraska — including some 50 ancient ones with barely any miles — spread the collection into a diaspora of rust across the world. One lucky buyer took his 1959 Chevy Bel Air home to Indiana and promptly began tearing it down for a restoration — only to find a mystery inside: a love letter, more than half a century old, that he decided should be reunited with its owner.

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


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Hub McCann: " " Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good. That honour, courage and virtue mean everything ; that power and money ... money and power mean nothing. That good always triumphs over evil. And I want you to remember this.... that love....true love never dies ! Remember that boy ... remember that. Doesn't matter if it is true or not, a man should believe in those things , because those are the things worth believing in...... got that ? " Secondhand Lions (2003
1 posted on 03/28/2014 6:43:29 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Outstanding!


2 posted on 03/28/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Kartographer

What a fantastic story - Thanks for sharing


3 posted on 03/28/2014 6:52:01 AM PDT by rww
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To: Kartographer
Great scene in a great movie.
4 posted on 03/28/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Kartographer
Nice story. All those Lambrecht cars have a story to tell.

We had a '59 Chevy Bel Aire in our family too. I'd love to have one again. For the memories.

5 posted on 03/28/2014 7:00:22 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kartographer
"Riding with Private Malone"
6 posted on 03/28/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kartographer

Great story. The article also mentioned that the new owner has posted a utube time-lapse vid of the restoration...they didn’t link to that, though. That would be cool to see.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 7:09:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Kartographer
Secondhand Lions (2003

One of my favorite movies.

8 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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that letter is dated on day before my birthday! i wonder why the two lovers died so young... :(


9 posted on 03/28/2014 7:15:38 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Kartographer

Pretty decent little speech there. Never saw the movie but I may have to.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT by FAA
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To: Kartographer

lovely. Thank you for sharing.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 7:32:04 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you for Second Hand Lions! Now we have something fun to watch on this cold, wet Friday night!


12 posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:20 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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Here's my 1957 Bel Air. I'm working on it, it actually looks better now. I find memories in every dent I pull.


13 posted on 03/28/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: FAA; CrazyIvan

http://www.secondhandlions.net/speech/SHLspeech.htm

The heart of Secondhand Lions is encapsulated in a speech that Hub McCann gives to young Walter . We first hear of this speech , which Garth McCann calls the “Everything a boy needs to know about becoming a man” speech , when Hub delivers it to the young hoods after he initially beats them up, then brings them home and feeds them.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 8:04:51 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Jane Long
The article also mentioned that the new owner has posted a utube time-lapse vid of the restoration...they didn’t link to that, though. That would be cool to see.

Searched YouTube under '59 chevy restoration'. Popped right up:

59 Bel Air Restoration Part 1 (time lapse)

15 posted on 03/28/2014 8:35:34 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

So cool. Plays to Johnny Cash’s “One Piece at a Time”! Can’t wait for Part 2...coming soon. Thanks.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 8:42:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: FAA

Worth watching. Two movies in one as the lead actors retell their adventures from earlier days.
Robert Duvall and Michael Caine
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327137


17 posted on 03/28/2014 11:47:08 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: FAA
Never saw the movie but I may have to

Do yourself a favor. Watch it!

Invite a few friends & family over to enjoy it with you.

18 posted on 03/28/2014 1:52:09 PM PDT by BwanaNdege
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To: Responsibility2nd
We had a '59 Chevy Bel Aire in our family too. I'd love to have one again. For the memories.

Had a '58 while stationed at Fort Riley 10 years later. Wish I still had it. There are a number of vehicles I have had over the years that would add up to quite a sum today. Young Freepers should take heed and if at all possible keep and protect your cars and maybe buy some popular models from a few years back. It could pay off later.

19 posted on 03/28/2014 2:04:46 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Kartographer

One of my favorite movies ever.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer


21 posted on 03/28/2014 2:18:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


22 posted on 03/28/2014 3:44:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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