Friday, May 07, 2010

Windy and His Bear

As I was sitting having my morning coffee today, this dude pulls up in his car. Not any dude, and not any ordinary car....
The bear wasn't in the back seat initially, but he ran out to sit him up part way through his coffee. Windy (the guy) is from Canmore, Alberta and had just driven out. Took him three days, due to the snow, and he can't wait to wash his car. I overheard him say to someone what kind of car it was , but, sorry, I forget. It's a 1950 'something', starts with an "M".... maybe Meteor? The bear doesn't have a name, he's just referred to as "the A&W Root Bear's cousin".

As I was sitting there, I did a little doodle. I learned his name after I'd doodled the pic and offered it to him. If the bear had a name, I would have added it too....

He obviously gets great delight from the people who stop and look and take pictures, wherever he goes. This was about 8am and dozens stopped as he was having his coffee. It was the great excitement on the main drag of Sidney this morning.

He was in town for a car show this weekend. That 1-story high antenna on the back of the car normally holds a real fox tail, but he takes it down when he is on the highway. heh. This is one of four old cars he has (one is from the 40's). Says one of his grandsons once had the revelation that "you're not an normal grandpa are you?".... and says he's still considered cool, rather than an embarrassment by the grandkids. heh.

So... that pic above is of Serious Coffee, one of the many spots to grab a java around here, but I'm seriously enamoured with it, great place to hang out, read papers, doodle and people watch.

Life in Sidney, so far, is good.....

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

~ Hey... sounds like my kinda guy... I mean bear... I mean Wow what a funky morning you had !
~ have you tried their.. white chocolate & macadamia nut cookies? (to die for)
~ tish

Karin said...

Great story- I loved it. It is so much fun to come across events like this! Keep blogging, you are part of my regular entertainment :)

Mabel said...

Hi Roberta, nice story! Just to let you know all is okay here, summer doesnt really wanna start... but plants are growing and had first passion flowers out! Kisses, from cats too ;)