Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Red Is Gone

A few weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to a long time member of our family.  Little Red. 

I bought Little Red brand spankin' new in 1998 when my new, full-time teaching paycheck was burning a hole in my pocket.  She was bright red and shiny.  She thought she was so fancy with her spoiler and sun roof.  Her two doors (she would have NEVER had four doors) were her pride and joy. 

So basically, she was hotter than a two dollar pistol.

Then time marches on.

I married Brian, and it wasn't long until Little Red got a new driver.  Through the years, we bought several new cars for me to drive.  Little Red stayed the course.  I'm sure Brian never envisioned himself in a bright red, two door Honda Civic for the last decade, but he didn't complain.  Eventually, her air conditioner stopped working, and the driver side door handle broke off.  Bless her heart though, she was still running,  and Brian was still driving her.  But then it happened. 

We had an opportunity to replace her with a car with working air conditioning, four doors, and amazingly enough, a door handle.  As much as Brian loved sweating through 90 degree summer temperatures while wearing a jacket and tie, he thought the opportunity was too good to pass up. 

Goodbye Little Red.

I probably should have picked up that smashed McDonald's cup before taking the picture.  Oh well!

I was sad to see her go, but we actually just donated her to a family that we know who was in need of a car.  So I still get to see her occasionally. 

And her memory will live on forever. 
(Instrumental music playing)

1 comment:

Rachael said...

So what did you get to replace Little Red??