Grandpa Fry’s Truck

About 30 years ago my Grandpa Fry built me a wooden truck. Somehow I’ve managed to hold onto it through moves, remodels and some rough livin’. Henry discovered it in a cabinet the other day and insisted on adding it to his auto collection, which has lots of trucks already. But I bet none of them will be around in 2040. Hopefully Grandpa Fry’s truck will, though.  If watching my son play with the truck my grandfather built wasn’t enough, I opened the lid (it was news to Henry that the lid had a hinge) and found an envelope addressed to me as a kid, written in Grandpa Fry’s handwriting. What a find.  I think I’m going to have a cry.

grandpa frys truck henry and grandpa frys truck

the giving truck letter from grandpa fry circa 1981


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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