Friday, June 29, 2007

Are You Reelin' In The Years?

Well, I knew the day would come! My son, Max, has turned that age where driving becomes a reality, and since he sold his Model T, he's actively been searching for a vintage muscle car/street rod. The other night, Max caught word that a friend of Cole's had a truck for sale. Max and Cole started working me over immediately to take a look at this truck, so we headed on over to the owner's place. The engine was sticking out of the top of the hood a good 4-6 inches. It had no paint; it was just primed. The tires needed replacing along with the interior upholstery. When the owner turned the engine on, it was so loud, I thought I was at the airport with a jet plane taking off. NO WAY! Let me repeat: NO WAY! I did not score points with Max that evening. For those of you who have ever had the experience of buying your child's first car, can you feel my pain?

So, since then, Max has been searching the Internet and came across this 1969 Chevy Nova! Yesterday, Betty and he went and looked at it, and now, it's all Max can talk about. Today, they are taking it to our mechanic to have it checked out before POSSIBLY making the purchase (and I do stress POSSIBLY). It turns out that these older cars are a little more difficult to insure than your average vehicle since they are vintage and need to be proven their value and worth, so that's also something we need to consider... Meanwhile, Max is calling us every 30 minutes to get updates. In fact, Max just called Betty a few minutes ago. It's gonna be one of those days... Is it Christmas, and someone forgot to tell me? Hopefully, next week, I'll have an update for you on the final details of this experience. Pray for me. And pray for Max. LOL.

The 1969 Chevy Nova

A look at the interior

Happy 4th of July

In just a few days (can you believe it?), we'll be celebrating the Fourth of July. Each year, it's been a tradition that we travel south to a small town only 15 miles away from Fresno called Fowler to enjoy outside festivities and a full fireworks show at the high school where Betty graduated. Afterwards, we all go back to our house, and the kids light their own fireworks out in the street until about midnight.

Mike will be working all day on the Fourth. First at the Copper River Country Club (where we showed you pictures a couple of years ago) for a pre-fireworks full-evening show for all the families, and then afterwards, he and his band will be performing at a private event. I think Mike will be coming in on the fifth looking like a zombie. Pray for Mike. LOL.

Speaking of Mike's schedule, he will be performing in the San Jose area on October 5 for Magic Live, Volume 1 "No Camera Tricks" along with illusionist Ray Lum and magician Marshall Magoon. This promises to be a great evening of family-friendly entertainment, and if you are anywhere in the Bay Area or surrounding areas, I urge you to buy tickets to see this show. Details are below the flyer.


Saturday October 6, 2007

Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008

Two shows:

Matinee: 3:00pm
Evening: 8:00pm


$25.00 in advance
$35.00 at the door
$15.00 Children under 12
$20.00 Senior

How to Purchase Tickets:

There are five ways to purchase tickets to Heritage Theater performances: online, at the Box Office, by phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, by fax, or by mail. For more information about ticket sales, call (408) 866-2700 Tuesday-Friday between 9:00am and 5:30pm and Saturdays between 9:00am-1:00pm.

To purchase tickets online

Or at the box office:

Regular Box Office Hours:

Tuesday-Friday from 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm
Up until 1 hour before Show time

For more information, visit Ray's web site at:


Free posters at Hocus Pocus

That's right; I said free! I just had four different vintage posters reproduced in 11" X 17" sizes suitable for framing. If you'd like to get one for free, here's how it works: With any purchase of $50.00 or more, just ask for any one of the four posters above, and we'll send it to you along with your order! They'll look great hanging on your wall in your magic room or den. You can check them out on our web site in the new category FREE STUFF.

So there you have it: from kids and cars to fireworks and magic shows and free posters, what more could you ask for? Hope you have a fantastic weekend and a fun-filled Fourth of July.

Until next time,


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