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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, August 24, 2015

An End of an Era

On March 26th, 1994, in Cleveland, Ohio, we bought our first mini van, a green Mercury Villager. We told "The Best Daughter" that it was her birthday present since she just turned two that week!  We had our son in August of that year, so we were all set for transportation of precious cargo with two car seats and all paraphernalia needed to cart around two little tikes.  It served us well until it hit 158,000 miles in 2005. 

Looking for a buyer that could fix and repair as needed, we did not need to go too far when my brother-in-law, Paul Godleski, expressed great interest in the deal of exactly $1.00 to purchase our "Green Monster". Yes, one dollar is all it "cost" him. 

Today, sadly, this  21 year old van has left the family for good. We all have our memories of the miles traveled in it, and it was donated to a great cause. (Thanks, Paul). 

Here's what Paul wrote us today:
"She was a great car. 245000 Miles! Got her 10  Years ago with 158000 Miles! We remember Katrina 10 Years ago this week! She was there for me each and every day just being the Villager! I will miss her!!!"

BSoleille!  The bright side of an happy van and miles of memories!

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