Six on Sunday was my least popular post. Hard to mess with Ten on Tuesday. Maybe 16 on Sunday might sell better, or maybe the holy number 7. Can I find seven holy things today? Pardon me if I bend the word a little, but I’ll give it a shot. Tell me if I succeeded.
1. “Holy cow, that is an expensive car,” both my husband and step-son explained in hushed, I wish I could win the lottery tones.
“The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was an expensive supercar that boasted a top speed in excess of 200 mph and could sprint from zero to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Unless you were a CEO or media mogul, the SLR was unlikely to show up on your shopping list, as a new one cost around a half-million dollars. It’s equally unlikely that you’ll ever even see one, since overall sales numbers for the North American market were only in the hundreds before the car was discontinued in 2009.”
2. Native American stories handed down over generations venerate the wolf as a holy animal. Today people still love the lone wolf and honor it in a different way.
3. Holy matrimony requires attending an occasional car show on Sunday even. One must pay proper reverence to the cars that make the most noise and go the fastest. There were some other breeds at the Corvette show in Sacramento. This was his pick of this litter.
4. Wikipedia is becoming accepted even in some academic circles if it has sources and it vetted. According to this controversial source, “The English word “holy” dates back to at least the 11th Century with the Old English word hālig, an adjective derived from hāl meaning “whole” and used to mean “uninjured, sound, healthy, entire, complete”. The Scottish hale (“health, happiness and wholeness”) is the most complete modern form of this Old English root. The modern word “health” is also derived from the Old English hal.”
By the end of the show my normally somber-looking husband had a healthy and holy smile on his face.
5. Gold and silver often denote power, riches, or prestige. As it is written, at his birth the holy Christ-child received gold and other valuable gifts from the kings that came from afar to pay him homage. Had he been born in the 1970s, he might have received one of these.
6. Do you have a holy curiosity? Not the kind that kills cats, but weren’t you wondering what the back half of the longer vehicle was? I had never seen one. Imagine cruising down Interstate 5 in 1972 next to this Cadillac motor home. Who might have been driving it?
7. Historically water has had holy purposes in many religions. It functions to cleanse the body of both evil and dirt, and prepare one for sacred service. Air, on the other hand, has been taken for granted. Dirty air is an unholy, unhealthy mess. In the early 1900s, 1912-1917 to be exact, GM sold electric trucks. They never caught on. In 1997, GM tried again to introduce a vehicle that would help keep the air clean. The EV1, produced in 1996, was leased only. When the leases expired, GM thought they destroyed all the EV1s. This One got away.
The rest were reincarnated as Nissan Leafs, which should be leaves, but isn’t. Now isn’t that reVolting?
The boys and I all had a great time in Sacramento, both at the Corvette show honoring the veterans, and at the California Auto Museum. Hats off to the California Auto Museum which allowed veterans free admission today. We all recommend this museum if you enjoy history, cars, trucks, famous people, or something to do on a Sunday afternoon.