“Nothing’s quite as pretty as Mary in the morning…”
You see, “Mary” is Bob’s 1967 Beetle Convertible.
Bob and I became acquainted some time ago through 1967beetle.com. We don’t recall the circumstances—no doubt some discussion of Beetle parts or repairs. Over time, Bob and I have struggled with the answers to some difficult VW questions, rejoiced when hard-to-find parts were located or just talked about our families.
Imagine Neva’s and my surprise when Bob announced that he and his wife, Nicole, would be driving from Ontario, Canada, to San Antonio, Texas, where their son and his family live. Right by Garland, Texas—our town!
The date was set and we eagerly anticipated their arrival at our house on the return journey to Canada, August 7th (2018).
When Bob and Nicole arrived—the conversation began. It did not end until they were so weary from their travels that they retired for the evening. Next morning, we took up where we left off—before they too soon left to continue their road home.
Although Mary The Convertible has been driven, Bob has been buying parts to put Mary into good working order again. Also, he’s been cleaning beneath the rear seat and installing missing heating duct bits.
Recently, Bob told me that he is becoming excited about getting Mary back on the road.
I am excited also! Anytime a ’67 Convertible Beetle is put back onto the streets, it is nothing short of a miracle. The Convertibles have become quite rare.
Bob insisted on inspecting our own Beetle, “Baby”. He even asked if he could sit behind the wheel. Well—of course, he could!
After the Eberts arrived back in Ontario, Bob and I continued our conversations by e-mail and telephone. Late developments include Mary having been pushed from the garage into the sun light. And—even having her engine fired and running well.
There are more things to rectify before Mary hits the road. But Bob persists and eventually the Convertible will be basking in her full glory. That’s when we’ll get “The Full Story”! Stay tuned!