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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

goodbye old, green, friend

It seems fitting that our family said goodbye to an old friend tonight on the SPT day of old friends.

Less than 24 hours after we listed our 12 year old car on Craigslist we said goodbye to it. (love craigslist)
With 90935 miles at 7:52 in the evening (we never changed the time from Nashville time) we waved goodbye to the Green Jetta. Those miles accumulated driving to BYU, Tulane and Vanderbilt, you could say it drove Jeff to his career. I believe this car knows how to drive on it's own - with the many sleepless nights at 3:00 am when Jeff was driving it - the Jetta had to some the work.
I always thought we would keep it for Annie Kate's first car and the girls. But not the case it was time to say farewell old friend. I love VW's and most of my life have had one, but no more. No one would be shocked that I got a little teary when Jeff shook the guys hand over the deal and took the money. It is the end of era, we may never own a car again that you wind the windows down with a handle and have to pull up the locks yourself to open the door, or a stick shift. Goodbye green Jetta!

8 comments:

stacys said...

Oh my...it's such an end to an era. We love you green machine!

Heather said...

I know how you feel. I had the same attachment to my little Saturn.I bought it when Tyler was born. Alot of memories in that little car.

carlo said...

oh i can feel it, kristi.

Amanda :-) said...

I have vivid memories of my parents' old cars - even an old Ford Cortina my mum had with huge Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse transfers on the front doors. Can't decide if that was the 70s being tasteless or fun :-/

Yes, a very apt day for you to wave goodbye to that loyal and true friend.

sec said...

Loved that green Jetta....

Mindy said...

I had the same teary goodbye with the red civic--the car my dad surprised me with when I graduated. So much history is in a car. I'll always remember the trip to memphis in the jetta- what a memory!!! Too many to count!

Rachel said...

Isn't it funny how attached we get to such simple things...expecially with so many milestones you shared with it. Very sad...

Jill said...

I love how you get so emotional about everything. It's definitely the end of an Era and that's always a little bit sad.