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Ode to our old car

We bought a "new" vehicle last week. We reached the point where it no longer made financial sense to own a car 17 years old with over 230,000 miles driven when we're not mechanics. So we've upgraded to 1999 Toyota RAV4, only 11 years old. Great mileage and in good shape.

We're all pleased to be riding high after years of car driving (we even have a sun roof - how exciting) but the kids and I thought our (t)rusty white Honda Accord deserved a farewell poem, it is National Poetry Month afterall. So we composed this poem together, a collaborative writing project.

Our car is white and such as sight,
bumbling its way down the road.
Dripping and leaking
bumping and squeaking
and scaring many a toad.

This car's been swell
though the fender fell,
many a mile it has seen.
Up and down, round and round
oh the places you've been.
You've served us well but... farewell

17 April 10

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Congratulations, and I love

Congratulations, and I love your poem! Although my husband does most of the work on our cars, he couldn't fix the rust holes in the important part of my car, so last year we upgraded to a 10 year old vehicle! It's pretty comfy! Enjoy your new ride!

congratulations! i bet you

congratulations! i bet you guys were attached to the last car. we name all our cars and hondas, well, they do last forever. it is funny that you share this, because we have been looking for a new car for a long time now. 3 years actually, but these days, i think of you often as we look, because we are looking at vans and i do know how you despise upsizing. (it pains me a bit as well.) the truth is we very very frequently outnumber the seats in our car. that is what happens with family in the area and my doing childcare. we have decided (since my brother's truck bit the dust and he wants to buy our car) that the time has come.
nicola

Aw, memories! That reminds me

Aw, memories! That reminds me of bidding farewell to our various family chariots when I was a kiddo. We named them, and composed poems or songs when they eventually wore out (literally, we drove them until they wore out--my favorite was a '74 Plymouth Scamp complete with vinyl seats).

Congrats on the new ride! We're also thinking of a Rav 4 for our next car; is seems roomy enough for baby, future pets, and all of daddy's triathlon junk when we travel. :)

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