Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Out With the New - In With the Old
The Miata is gone. The new owner drove it away today. It will remain in town - purchased by a local "older" couple. Lulu drove it for 7 years and only put 16,000 miles on it. We brought it to Tallahassee on a trailer from our home in Pennsylvania. One less connector to our coal regions past.
We replaced the Miata with a clone of Lulu's 1986 Dodge 600 convertible. She drove a Dodge like this for 12 years - except this one is even nicer. Although it is older than the Miata - the Dodge only has 11,000 miles on its odometer. It was a collector car - and the mileage was authenticated. This Dodge has the turbo package which a more powerful turbo engine - larger alloy wheels - sport suspension - a digital dashboard - leather seats - and a premium radio.
Ironically - Lulu's vanity place came on the same day of the car sale. The Seminole plate has "AASL" written on it. Lulu is the president-elect of the American Association of School Librarians.
To me - it means - a space in the garage for my truck.