This card is for Mr. Black, who is going through a rough patch. He is a car aficionado, and I've had this IO stamp for AGES, so it seemed like a good match. Growing up on a dairy farm, trucks like this were common. Rusted to the bone but more dependable than any car I've owned in my life!! Even though I might have to pop the clutch to get it started (while being towed along by a tractor) and learning to shift 'three on a tree' was significantly more complicated than 'four on the floor', (though not as ruinous to our culture as the evil automatic) it makes me pine for days past. I'm pretty sure Mr. Black feels the same way. Inside, there's a "Wishing you a speedy recovery...Get Well Soon!" which I HOPE qualifies for an uplifting message. If that doesn't cut it, here's what I wrote: "While we don't know each other, I understand a lot of what you're going through with your health issues. But remember, old trucks may get rusty, but they're more useful and dependable than ANY of today's models! So know that, despite the hard days, you are more valuable and necessary to those who love you, with each passing day!"
I hope it helps. :)
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 GMT Views: 1546
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 103489
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 7:55 AM
Wow, Carmen - your colouring on this is amazing. That rust looks so real. Funny, we were just having a discussion about rust (and automatics vs shift) when I met someone from SCS last week. What a great, heart-warming message, too.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 35853
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:19 AM
This rusty truck is just perfect..I know what you mean about the oldies but goodies being the best models ;) And your message is wonderful..you really have a way with words and those will certainly mean a lot to Larry.
Registered: August 13, 2006 Location: Calgary, AB Posts: 5546
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 1:29 PM
Fantastic! My Dad had a truck much like this so it will mean a lot to him. You really have a gift for saying the right things to lift up a person. Such a beautiful colouring job and altogether awesome card. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a card. TFS
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