For those not familiar, Glenn Beck’s daughter got married this past weekend in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York. Following the wedding, Beck experienced his “Father of the Bride” (as in the Steve Martin movie) moment when his SUV, which he’d parked at the top of a hill by his rented cottage, went sliding down a slippery hill and barrel-rolled several times. The vehicle, thankfully, had no one inside and as it rolled down the hill to the amazement of his wife and children, Beck just said “let it go.”
Right after my daughter’s wedding it was — have you ever had one of those days. You’ve never had one of these days. Imagine having one of these days where the stress is just going, and this could be a TV commercial. This is father of the bride. This is like the end of the father of bride. Everything you’ve done. It’s in God’s hands now. I got to the door I’m not kidding you. I got to the door of my house.
We were staying at this place my daughter got up in the finger lakes in New York. We’ve rented this little cottage there on the lake and we’ve just parked this SUV on the hill. Well it had been raining. I didn’t live in California who knew about mudslides. So opening up the door, and I see my wife who’s gotten my son out of the car. I’m there with my daughter holding her in my arms because it’s after the wedding. I open up the door, and my wife says, “Help! Help!”
I see my wife dressed in her evening gown from the wedding, and she’s holding on to the door handle of the car as the car is starting to slide down the hill, and I just said “Let it go honey.” And the car rolled down the hill, and rolled. And flipped.
I said to the kids I honestly said to the kids, “Well let’s go say our prayers, and go to bed.” It was just one of those days. I watched my car roll down the hill, literally roll. Just like a movie. I just stood there. And I’m like, “All right let’s go to bed.”
I got up the next morning. My son was down all the windows were broken out of it. It’s totaled. The axle is bent. It was horrible, and my son was already downstairs, and he was out by the shoreline of the lake, and he said dad, you have to see the car. And I went oh, yeah. I’ll look at it later…