Tuesday, 9 March 2010

500 DoM - Day Five

A favourite picture is placed carefully in my photo album.

The picture shows two small children peeking mischievously out from an old sixties model Volkswagon Van. They know that hidden somewhere in that van is a treasure of untold wealth and luxury - Minties!

Each visit made by the children's Grandma to their home in Northern Queensland means a packet of sugary goodness just for them. But the real treat is trying to find the Minties in her traveling Volkswagon. So many places to look. Comfort oozing from every corner of the vehicle. Well worn sheepskin covers. It is a playground for a 4 and 6 year old.

Many people knew Grandma by her van. We knew her by her smell, her Minties AND her van.

1 comment:

CaJoh said...

I used to have a friend who's family used to have a Volkswagon Van. I even remember when they got a new one. Of course this was in the early 70's, so it probably isn't too far off from the kind Grandma used to drive.