Squeak, Crunch, Ummm, Okay, John…

Dad has had an annoying sound under his bus driver’s seat for over a year. It didn’t make noise all the time, but it did when we would hit a bump-in-the-road, and the springs in Dad’s chair would compress, and thus the annoying squeak would ensue. It was one of those things that wasn’t worth talking about; you were only slightly aware of it, and in fact, you actually got used to it (like the rattling in the microwave when the diesel idles). As we were driving Saturday night after the conference, John was determined to find the cause. As John carefully crouched down, he pulled out several items, but nothing too major, until he produced this.

Dad’s lost sunglasses!!! There was much chuckling (say: laughing) as we looked at the crumpled case and realized that was the cause of the noise. We were amazed and grateful that the glasses escaped unscathed.

Traveling in the bus has its amusing moments.


“And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” –Luke 15:9-10 

12 thoughts on “Squeak, Crunch, Ummm, Okay, John…”

  1. Like the new look! Praise God for a simple “fix” and for a light-hearted moment!

  2. Reminds me of the time I lost my wristwatch while babysitting for my cousin’s baby. I looked everywhere but never found it. Fast forward 35 years, Linnea decides to reupholster a chair, and what does she find but my watch!

  3. Love it! I need John to do a complete investigation of our SUV after we return from the beach. I can only begin to imagine what he will found along with a few pieces of Legos and a candy wrapper or two…The house renovations look great and remind me of the endless projects we did on our first house.

  4. Thanks for sharing this amusing story, Sarah–and glad John discovered the “culprit” noisemaker. 😉 That is amazing though, that the glasses were still in one piece! ~ That’s a cute photo of John holding the case (even though I couldn’t tell what he was holding at first!). 🙂 Blessings to all the Maxwells, Patti Jo

  5. I am missing 5 fine bone china bowls (yes, FIVE!), a $30 Maglight flashlight, and a set of car keys, and countless other things I have forgotten about. Can John come to my house next? LOL! It’s so funny where things end up. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who loses things!

  6. Well that case certainly took a beating, but the sunglasses look great! 🙂

  7. Just proves the good ole Southern truism: If WD-40 and/or duct tape won’t fix it, it ain’t really broke!

  8. Oh my goodness! 😀 Hehe. Wow. And how amazing that the glasses were okay when the box they are in looks like that! Glad it wasn’t anything too bad. 🙂 And glad the glasses can still be used!

    ~Miss Rachel~

  9. That is too funny!! That squeacky sound would drive my dad crazy! So glad your dad’s glasses were okay!!
    in Christ,

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