Monday, April 29, 2013

Last Ride

In the 65 Mustang that powered him through those teenage years. A first car, a first escape. A first ticket to the beach.

When I met Mike he had already seen & owned plenty of old cars, at 22 he was very good at making a living buying, selling and trading all kinds of things, cars included.  This one here, not one I remember even ever riding in, so naturally the sentiment behind it was much less for me.

He says he would never again want this car - his tastes having changed considerably since 16, but it's still hard to let go of something that's been a part of you for 21 years.
I would imagine. Anyway.

Our drive way, clearing out - all these half built cars with half hearted fix-ups leaving one by one so we can focus our time and energy on things we love more. And still, it's nice to pack up a big family and drive down the street for some ice cream in that bus.
So, we still have that.


  1. i'm kind of sad about this one. i don't know how he doesn't want to just keep all of them :)

  2. Dang, but your man is good at this car thing. Happy Journeys to this little vehicle.

  3. I imagine it'd be hard too. My first car was an old turbo diesel Mercedes. I had such fond memories of it that I insisted we buy another when I had my first son. Being that the old ones are cheap, I rationalized it by getting rid of a car payment. We sold it after the air conditioner kept giving out and Hooper repeatedly ended up with heat rash. I still want one at a later time in life... all because of that memory of, like you said, my first escape, my first ticket to the beach (or Denny's... I always craved their grilled cheese and fries when I was 16).

  4. I'm really excited for this one too! I er, haven't read the first one though.
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