By Jon Miller
On October 19, 2018, a group of kindhearted Model A folks got together to visit the Brighton Gardens of Columbia Assisted Living facility to show our cars and speak with interested residents.
As background, this impromptu group responded to a request from Sheila Kiana, Activities and Volunteer Coordinator for Brighton Gardens, who was hoping to arrange a small antique car show for the residents of the facility. About two weeks prior, Sheila spotted a neighbor of mine, Jim Reed, driving his 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air in the neighborhood of the assisted living facility. Sheila, who was in her car, followed him to his destination so she could ask him if he knew anyone else with an antique car as she was looking for a group of antique cars to visit the Assisted Living facility. My neighbor told Sheila that he did indeed know someone (Yours Truly), after which he promptly came to my house (since he knows I have many friends with antique cars) to see if I and any of my friends might be interest-ed in visiting Brighton Gardens.
Well, of course we were! Bud Carroll, Butch Cornes, Milt Hartig, Dave Kehne, Steve Meyer, Dave Sturges, and I had the time to make this visit driving our Model A’s, along with my neighbor who drove his 1957 Chevy, and I coordinated the details with everyone about a week beforehand.