January 10, 2014: Maricopa, Arizona: 

Al & Kimberly Saffrahn opened their gate, shop doors and home’s front door to Per and me. At their kitchen table Al shows off a personal treasure – a 1949 Hudson Commodore 8 steel cast model – Mrs. Martin in miniature. We drank a few cold beers kibitzing about snake bites and Hudsons before heading down a desert road to a great Mexican joint for dinner.