Thursday, February 28, 2008

End of a Legend


It's a sad day here. I know I was supposed to do Home Improvement Roundup, but I wanted to write about this instead.
While to some of you it may seem silly, to me I've lost a friend. The only vehicle I have ever liked has been taken to the scrapyard. My 86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with a 360 Big Block has lost the war so to speak. I'm very sad. I loved that truck. It was the best vehicle I've ever had, but we decided it was too much money and time to fix her.
We went through a lot together. Races, accidents, dark country roads. The Jeep saved my life once. I was in an accident while pregnant with K that could've been very serious if I had been in any other vehicle. It was all the steel. She never lost a race though she weighed 3 and 3/4 tons. She could rip Hell up by the roots then run so fast the devil himself couldn't have caught her.
I cried when she was loaded on the trailer to leave. Seems silly, doesn't it? I kind of felt the need to commemorate her on her so she'll live on forever. I think it's possible that she was actually crying too. Goodness knows, she never wanted to stop going even when broken and bruised.

9 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...poo! I hate to get rid of favorite things...

stilettoheights said...

my condolences on your loss.

xoxoxo

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I can't help thinking some cars (the really special ones) have feelings too.

MadeByAmanda said...

I know what you mean. Although, I've never actually taken one to the junkyard. I hated to sell my old red Ford pickup, though, and put it off for months even though it was making me late for work with its unreliability.

Allison said...

It can be weird to separate from something you've spent so much time with - made so many memories along side...

Chocolate and Steel said...

Oh my gosh, that's so sad. I know how you feel. I had a 1974 BMW that I loved, but after awhile it was costing me way too much money.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You made me feel like crying when I read this post.

I feel your pain.

smittenkittenorig said...

May she live on in your heart & may your next car serve as well. *hugs*

It's funny how we can even feel our machines are a part of our families and have close bonds and connections with them.

picciolo said...

morning, I have also been very upset when I had to get rid of a car, it's especially understandable if it helped to save your life in a crash. I hope you find a new one that you can feel the same about.
: )