Did I mention, I bought a new car? Well, I did. I’ll admit it’s nice to have all the bells and whistles and technological advances that happen after ten or so years. And ahhh, that fresh out of the factory car smell. But, at first, I resisted the whole idea of trading in my old car. I get attached to whatever I’m driving.
Silly, I suppose, but does anyone else feel this way, like the car has feelings and is part of the family? And I’m curious, do you name your car?
As I cleaned out Sylvia’s console—what a bunch of stuff I found!— I thought about all the trips to and from school I made with the kids.
There’s a scar in the door where the seatbelt got hung after I took Tate to one of his Boy Scout camps. That seems like yesterday. And it seems like a million years ago, too.
How could I abandon the car that Kelsey and Tate both first learned to drive? The car that later dropped both kids off at college and drove me home while I felt like a piece of me had died.
And how many flowers and plants did I haul home from the nursery in that car?
Sylvia and I made lots of memories together, but at some point, I suppose, it’s inevitable that we turn the page and part ways. I gave her a final bath and she looked brilliant as I waved farewell.
I’m still getting to know my new car, and she’s getting to know me.
With a full tank of gas and only ten miles on the odometer, we’re sure to make lots of great memories of our own. I’ve decided to name her Grace.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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Bob Seger, Turn the Page
Gary D. Henderson says
I do not name my cars, but because a lot of people do, I sometimes refer to my blue Honda Element as “Cobalt.” Because of course.
Congratulations on Grace. 🙂
Of course! Pretty!
Barbara Tate says
I get attached to cars, too. My college car was named Desiree. Loved that car, a white Impela with red inside. My car now does not have a name. I don’t know why. Your car does look graceful, so Grace is a perfect name. I bet you can get lots of Gracie books in that car. Beautiful and sleek.
Dorothy Johnson says
I bet someone else will love Sylvia, too. Grace is pretty. You’ll be making new memories in her.
I haven’t named my current car, a Toyota, Camry. We had an old Pontiac Les Mans named Redbud one time. Perhaps I’ll dub her Alice.
Kellie Person Burnett says
Love the name!
Sleigh Ru at present, I’ve always named my cars. I grew up with a whole family that named their cars but Mark and Claire do not…where did I go wrong! ” )
Can’t beat a Nissan! I’ve had three and they’ve all been superior vehicles. Mom always said she’d had Cadillacs and Lincoln’s but her best of all time was “Old Red” – which I now have. It may be 10 years old but with only 31,000 miles on it – still like new and best gas mileage I’ve ever had! Congrats on the new wheels! Grace is a beauty!
Kelly H says
I like Grace & who can beat the new car smell. We name our cars too. I have had a Mate, Haus & now a Max. Wonderful memories in all!
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