President’s Column July-August 2017
O n May 23, my family celebrated my mother’s 100 th birthday. As far as we can determine, she is the only one on her side of the family that has ever reached this milestone – and she is very proud of that.
A lot has happened in her lifetime and we got into a conversation about the many friends she and my dad had made throughout their marriage. Her fondest memories were of the many friends they made from a golf league they joined after they retired to a community in Northern Michigan. At one point, we were discussing my involvement in Oakland Pontiac Worldwide and why I belong to so many car clubs. The number is only four, but to her it seemed like a lot. “Well Mom,” I said, “It all starts with the love of antique cars and most important of all, the people that own and drive them.”
My wife and I truly enjoy the antique cars, but it is the friendships we’ve made over the years that we really cherish. We are excited to see all our friends at our upcoming Homecoming Tour in Kalamazoo. We also look forward to making new friendships with those attending this year that we have not met before.
The old cars will come and go, but the friendships we make will truly last a lifetime! So, mother, here’s to you and let’s shoot for 101!