How ‘ducking’ became a positive, lighthearted pastime for Jeep owners

How ‘ducking’ became a positive, lighthearted pastime for Jeep owners

GRAND HAVEN — Jason Rogers of Grand Haven has been “ducked” a number of occasions. And he loves it.

It’s due to the fact he has a Jeep.

Rogers has usually experienced a Jeep. He never ever appreciated go-quickly cars or extravagant accoutrements. He by no means needed everything other than a Jeep — the iconic Wrangler, in unique. He buys them without having frills, requires them aside and tinkers to produce his very own a single-of-a-variety versions. So significantly, he’s accomplished it with 14 Wranglers.

“I’ll be buried in a Jeep,” he explained.

But he was not in the know about the Jeep’s link to small rubber ducks until eventually he found a person on his Wrangler’s fender though doing the job in Muskegon. He believed some little child had been walking by and still left it. Then Rogers commenced observing little rubber ducks on Fb pages devoted to Jeeps.

It’s all aspect of a favourable concept movement regarded as “ducking.”

Rogers nevertheless has that 1st duck — it is yellow, with a smiley facial area — and understands now it was a deliberate go from another person praising his Jeep and wishing him a very good day.

He’s gathered 50 to 100 more ducks, all distinctive, and all still left by individuals mysterious. He’s uncovered most of them just sitting down on his parked Wrangler. But just one came from a person in Daytona Beach front, Florida, who tossed a duck to Rogers by way of his open up window as he drove alongside the beach front.

Kris Kelly of Berkley plays with her granddaughter Eloisa Mae Murrell, 2. Berkley considered taking her granddaughter to a Detroit auto show after hearing about kid-friendly features like a 61-foot duck that honors Jeep fanatics.

“I retain them for the reason that it can make me keep in mind that second when I discovered each a person,” he claimed.

Remembering is typical amongst individuals who have been “ducked.” Particularly that initial duck.

Kevin Kane’s first duck confirmed up on his Wrangler at Grand Haven Point out Park. Eric Leaf’s was on his Gladiator at Turk’s Tavern in Nunica. Karen Benson’s was on her Renegade in the parking whole lot at Franklin Avenue and 1st Road in Grand Haven.