|Project by mafe||posted 02-12-2011 06:36 AM||4340 views||1 time favorited||46 comments|
Soapbox car Denmark – Gambia
No matter how much imagination, life is more fantastic…
Some of you might remember the soapbox car project I posted last summer, now this story got a new wonderful twist I want to share with you all here.
The woman upstairs where I live has been collecting things to ship for her home village in Gambia. And when I came home one day she was working on getting all this from her basement and addict into the street, since a big truck was coming. I decided to help her, and we worked our butts to get it all out. I decided also to see what I had I could spare, and found different things, like toys, a table football and while we brought out things I remembered the soapbox car, and asked her what she thought, and she thought it was a fine idea, if we really wanted to let it go.
And boy yes I had no doubt!
For those of you that do not know the story, this soapbox car was a project I made with my daughter and my girlfriends two boys. My girlfriend’s two boys were here in Copenhagen for the holyday (they are French and live in Paris with her), it was a project where we could all spend some time in my workshop, and we sure had a good time making it…
And this soapbox car was now on the way to Gambia!
The woman upstairs came home from her tour, and brought some photos and a gift for me!:
1. The wonderful kids at the Tabocoto nursery, ready to take off.
2. Look how sweet they are, my ohhh I have tears in my eyes (notice the English on the wall).
3. And time to drive, what a wonderful thing to see it running at Maries nursery school in Gambia.
4. Noe (John Wayne), Ruben and my daughter Mathilda working on the car in the basement.
5. The kids taking it for it’s first ride.
6. Me awfully happy! The kids of the nursery gave me a t-shirt as a present, need I say I was really touched.
So yes life is so much more fantastic than we can ever imagine, it can bring us gifts of life if we keep our minds open, this will sure be a wonderful memory for all the kids and I.
Press here at the soapbox car blog for more details.
Here to se the original post: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34631
Or here to se my pedalpowered version soapbox car Femø.
Hope it can be to some inspiration,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.