This week my husband and his “partner in crime” parted ways after years of togetherness. It was bittersweet for him.
This is his old car that he bought 12-15 years ago. It was his first “good” car. A car he used to transport him to and from his two jobs and school. He ate his meals on the go while driving from one job to another. He did everything with this car.
But the car has been inoperable for three years, simply gathering rust. Not that it’s broken down. It works really well, but we have opted to go for smaller cars that are more environmentally friendly. WE also didn’t avail of the clunker program because our cars are still newer and we didn’t need another one.
So when we heard from Red Cross that someone was coming over to pick up the car, we were happy that finally the car that helped my husband through all those years, would not help someone else via Red Cross.
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August 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm
This Toyota SUV is so reliable – it will last you a lifetime ! A great gesture indeed 🙂
August 30, 2010 at 4:46 pm
these toyotas really last you a looong time.
August 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm
i got emotional when i parted with my mazda. i gave up my old mazda about 4 yrs ago. it was a used car that i purchased in new jersey and it’s been an absolute help with getting me to school and work. i think you guys did great by donating it to the Red Cross.
August 30, 2010 at 4:48 pm
same here couldn’t get over replacing my first car – a honda civic – bec the insurance company said its cheaper for them to give me the blue book value of the car than to have it fixed after a fender bender where the air bag deployed.
i missed that car still.
August 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm
I know what you mean about parting with a car which was a companion for so long. That’s great that it’s going to red cross.
August 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm
I know how your husband feels. A few years ago I had to part with my Camry after nearly 300,000 miles. I think it’s wonderful that you donated the car to the Red Cross.
August 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm
Poor guy, but it really is better to go with something more planet friendly.
August 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm
It is hard to part with something that has been a part of your life for a long time, but the car can now serve someone else and that’s always a good thing! Have a great week!
August 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Great shots. It is very difficult to part with things that has been company for so long.
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August 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm
That’s a super way to part with it, even though I’m sure it was a tad bit painful.
August 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm
So sad…that old car was faithful for those years…or tried to be faithful, anyway. I get sad when we do the same…
August 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Somewhere I did read, that things given away, will belong eternaly.
August 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm
Ewok: Parting is such sweet sorrow, goodbye to the car.
August 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm
It’s heartwarming to find out good people still exist …your husband might have sold the car, but gave it to the Red Cross instead, and for environmental reasons. I love that.
August 31, 2010 at 12:06 am
The car has been a good part of your husband’s life. I can imagine that it is not easy to part with it. But someone will be greatful and happy with it.
August 31, 2010 at 12:06 am
I know how your husband felt. I was really sad when I finally had to get rid of my old Ford Explorer, it took me on so many great trips. Your post gives me some nostalgia.
August 31, 2010 at 12:26 am
The good energy flows on!
August 31, 2010 at 12:28 am
A nice gesture by your husband so somebody else has some cherished wheels. I hope the parting wasn’t too traumatic!
August 31, 2010 at 1:04 am
how wondeful of you guys!! 🙂
August 31, 2010 at 1:35 am
I know the feeling :). I’m still driving an old Toyota Corolla.
Its still looks good ha. Nice of you to donate it to Red Cross.
Enjoy a wonderful week.
August 31, 2010 at 1:53 am
i understand how your hubby feels, it must be painful to part with something precious to us. goodbye to the car.
August 31, 2010 at 2:50 am
Your donation will go a long way! How generous!
August 31, 2010 at 3:00 am
A great deed!
August 31, 2010 at 3:45 am
A good way to get rid of an unwanted car. We have donated several vehichles to various charities.
August 31, 2010 at 4:35 am
What a lovely thing to do and the deed in itself softens the blow of parting.
August 31, 2010 at 4:54 am
your husband must have difficulty parting with his old car. but donating the car to the Red Cross, i’m sure, would make him feel a lot better.:p
August 31, 2010 at 5:38 am
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos
Have a nice week,
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August 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Parting IS such sweet sorrow, but what a good thing to do for someone else.
August 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm
hello..coming by to visit your lovely blog.. .
August 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm
A old friend like that….gotta hurt
September 1, 2010 at 1:35 am
People do get attached to their car or homes or pets, etc. Your hubby’s car has served its purposes and am sure it will help more people via Red Cross.