Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute-Cars that burn

Tuesday's Tribute



What is it?
Well, we'll tell you what it is NOT... It's Not About YOU. It's about SOMEONE ELSE. It's our chance, each of us, to shine our light on someone else.

Huh? Whaddya mean?
We each spend a lot of time talking about ourselves and our lives, but we are also fairly GIVING people too...Tuesday's Tribute is a chance to talk about OTHER people, OTHER blogs, OTHER lives.

Now's your chance to shine your light on someone or something else.

Today I pay tribute to the fact that my car has never caught fire in the middle of the desert. Something I haven't particularly felt thankful for EVER in the past, but I am now.

Yes, I am now.

All it took was seeing THIS.



P.S. It looked like all of the passengers got out safely, and the car was the only casualty..........


23 comments:

Amy said...

Yikes! How scary that would be. I am so glad they got out safely.

hip chick said...

I know a lady whose car caught on fire in the parking lot of the Christmas Tree Shop. I told her I would have done my shopping and then dealt with it. I mean, it was going to be trouble anyway so why waste the shopping trip.

parentingBYdummies said...

Seeing a car on fire is crazy, right?! I never saw one until I moved to the East Coast and since I've been here (about 8 yrs) I have seen this happen on 3 separate occasions. Like, I never really knew car fires were a serious threat. Thought it was a movie thing or that it at least went out in the early 80s when Ford recalled the Pinto bbq cars. Apparently it did not! Crazy!

parentingBYdummies said...

Oh, and thanks for stopping by the blog yesterday and leaving your comments. You are so funny. I like it when you get all gangster on other bloggers, even though I know you are a softie:)!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i know this shouldn't be hilarious, but wow! i am also thankful for a non smoking car! good one, girl!

Amy said...

Wow I saw something on the news that happen to a family. Everyone got out but the child was burned very badly. I am also grateful that has not happen to me.

Stop by today there is something fun going on...

Heather said...

Wow, Scary.

kisatrtle said...

I saw a video clip from yesterday about a woman and her children who needed to rely on strangers to help them out of thier burning van. I too felt very thankful that I hadn't had that happen to me.

Jen said...

that is a good thing to be thankful for. I am thankful for that too.

Diane said...

that is horrifying!!

def something to be thankful for!

BreAnne said...

I have a confession......
Anytime I see things like this I often, ok always Thank God that it isn't me. I am glad that everyone got out. I guess it is one of those things that you see and just say "I'm glad thats not me"

Susie said...

That is a great tribute to gratitude. We had a horrible accident here in Milwaukee where off-duty firefighters and by-standers saved a mom and her 2 young children from a firey fate. The best of humanity was shown on that day. It gives me hope and for that, I am grateful today:-)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Car fires are scary. It seems like the number increases exponentially as the temperature spikes along the drive up and down Highway 5, doesn't it?

Definitely something to be thankful for.

-Francesca

girlytwins said...

Holy Moly! That is crazy. It looked like you were headed out to the desert...maybe for a romantic getaway for the 11 year anniversary???

Marrdy said...

Holy Kats! Good thing everyone got out ok.

Rhonda said...

YIKES!!! It looked like a beautiful old car too!

Michelle said...

That would be a good thing to be thankful for! My dad's VW Van caught fire just before we were going to take it on vacation!!

Lolli said...

Yikes!

Melissa said...

Uh yikes, now I have something new to add to my thankful list today...who knew it could be this easy...lol!

Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

Car on fire has to be one of things I most shudder about.

April said...

wow! my car's never caught fire either, but i did have to pick up a girlfriend once who's car was on fire. i thought she was exagerating(sp?) until I got there and was able to find her via the giant smoke plume! she said she was driving along and flames all the sudden started shooting from the a/c vents. needless to say she pulled over and ran like hell from the car!

Gunnisac Sandersons said...

Yikes! That is not good, I wonder what happened there.

Shannon said...

Goodness! I hate seeing those things but I am so glad that everyone got out ok. Scary!