Written by cycleguy on July 21st, 2016


Bunky Knudsen was spoiled. He lived with his parents in a huge mansion, complete with servants and all the other privileges of life in the upper class. Bunky’s father was president of General Motors, and one particular phone call between Bunky and his father would have erased anyone’s doubts about Bunky being spoiled.

It was the first day of summer vacation before Bunky’s senior year of high school. Bunky was sleeping in, as he planned to do all summer. But around 8:00 his father called.

“Bunky,” he said, “how fast could you get down to the factory?”

“I could be there in about an hour,” Bunky replied.

“Well, son, I’ve got a gift for you. I’d like to give you a brand-new 1927 Chevrolet.”

“Dad, I’ll be there in ten minutes.”

When Bunky got down to the GM plant, his father took him past all of the assembly lines to an old, dusty warehouse in the back corner of the property. He took a key out of his pocket, unlocked the rusty old padlock, and opened the double doors of the warehouse. There before Bunky’s eyes was his brand-new 1927 Chevrolet…in several thousand pieces.

Bunky Knudsen’s father was a very wise man. He knew that his son was spoiled and that it would be unwise for him to waste the months of summer. So he found a way to motivate Bunky to work from 7:00 in the morning until 10:00 or 11:00 every night. As Bunky excitedly assembled all of the pieces of his new Chevy, something else was going on. He was literally learning the car business from the ground up.

Story taken from Gettin’ There by Steve Farrar

I’m a father. But I admit my most-feared words as my girls were growing up was Some Assembly Required. I am not the most nimble in the use of my hands. Okay…so I’m close to (but totally) useless. Let’s just say it is a challenge!

This week’s message is titled Trail Boss: The Sequel. Part one looked at the first three verses of Psalm 23.  This week’s will consider the final three verses (4-6) with the idea of proof we are loved. As I did this week in a series of posts, I plan to share some thoughts next week with you from these verses. I’d appreciate your prayers. Thanks.


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Great story!Praying as you deliver a great message of love brother.

  2. Loved this story! Will be keeping you in prayer, Bill.

  3. Jeff says:

    Most of the wealthy Fathers I have known were of this type. Which is why a lot of wealthy sons make great wealthy Fathers. But for those that have no experience with wealth, either by having it or knowing those that do, they conjure up all sorts of images. And they generally prefer, but not always, to suggest wealth is a negative. Eye of the needle….root of all evil….etc. I have a lot of wealthy friends and I think they agree you can have your eye of the needle and other negative nonsense.

  4. Linda Stoll says:

    mmm … at first you’d say, ‘poor Bunky.’

    but then you realize how very blessed he was by his father’s wisdom.

    good stuff, Bill

  5. floyd says:

    Don’t know how I missed this… late prayers for you, brother. I like that story…