Thursday, August 21, 2008

Isn't she pretty?

It lives, it runs, it moves!
This car has been in our garage in virutally the same spot since we moved in 9 years ago. Dan decided now that the shed is up and habitable to move it there.

This car is a 1976 Buick Century Free Spirit, modeled after the Indy pace car for that year. Dan bought it new in 76 and it has less than 50K miles on it. This is the car we dated in, went on a honeymoon in and went to hospital to have our children in. The one and only dent ever put in it was put there by me in an ice storm. This car holds lots of memories (sniff, sniff).

Isn't it strange how different things can evoke memories; photos, places, songs, even vehicles?
I heard a song on the radio this morning on my way to work by Boston that took me straight back to my senior year in high school. We drove by a drive-in theatre yesterday and talked about our first date which was at a drive-in. However, that drive-in has long been demolished in favor of a grocery store and strip mall.

What stirs up memories for you?


  1. Music, smells but a CAR will do it for my every time. My neighbors dubbed me the "gear head". Yeah, I love cars. I sure wish I had kept some of my cars. Good for you that you've still got this piece of personal history.

    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  2. I just love how you have such a wonderful part of your history. So many precious memories! What a treasure. I would have to say that smells and music. Funny though a song came on the radio that 20 years ago would have made me cry and when I heard it, I felt so much better knowing that I am so far from that time in my life. :o) Oh but smells! I think that is my most powerful sense.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    Ps. My a/c is still on and I am working on my pumpkin collection! I can't wait until fall! ;o)