Our Airstream had been in the same family for decades – it belonged to a lady named Beverly, whose father had left it to her. She had the title issued in her name in 1966, so she’d had it for 42 years now, and the last 20 of those it had been in storage in her backyard.
She and her daughter Carol told me stories of the trips they’d taken in it. Carol laughed as she remembered how when they had first gotten the trailer from her grandfather, it was painted bright blue inside and out, to match the old car he towed it with! The first thing they did when they got it was to take some steel wool and scrub the outside silver again! A peek inside confirmed it – remains of that paint job were still in there, though much of it had long since peeled off the aluminum.