Our son-in-law is a Newfoundlander. He is friendly, considerate, helpful and honest. We all love this person who manifests all the typical Newfie charms.
Every so often, probably 2-3 times a year, he visits his Mother to do something for her at her house, usually a repair or the installation of something new to make her life easier.
Recently, before Christmas, he went for a few days to do something for her, and while there, he went over to the local fire station to visit someone. When he entered, he spotted an old red fire engine that was being put up for a silent auction. This machine was in excellent condition, with very low mileage, and was 30 years old.- a real classic machine. Written bids were being made and the envelopes were placed in a box until the end of the bidding period. Being very conscious of the needs of the area, he put in a low-ball bid, hoping that others would up the ante. Shortly after, he came back to his Ontario home.
A few weeks went by. Then he got a call from an official in town congratulating him, as the proud new owner of a classic, red fire engine!
Lucky for him, he had just purchased a home in the village, so he instructed a friend to take the fire engine to his new home, and there it will stay until it gets warmer. In the meantime, he went back to his mother's to continue what he'd started for her and check up on his new house. The fire engine was where it should be and will provide transportation when his family goes home in the summer. I'm going with them! Where else would I get a chance to drive a fire engine at my age?
Submitted By: Claudette Mancini