I finally found the picture I was looking for.. MY FIRST
CAR!!  Here is the story….
I was back

from a year in Ca. away from family and was home to get some
wheeels! Yep I was tired of being in Ca. and not having a car. In
California you drive everywhere and  I sure needed it.
Used cars were a lot cheaper here in Michigan than in Ca. for sure.
My dad had lots of connections and he knew  a good car when he saw one.
Lets face it.. I knew NOTHING.. so we went looking for a car.
Dad intended for us to drive the car back to Ca. so it had to be a
good one with not a lot of miles on it. He picked a white one with
four doors. It was a CHEVY.. I immediately  DID NOT like it!
Something about it.. I could not quite figure out what it was, but I knew
it was not MINE! 
This car WAS.. a  2 door..’73 chevy chevelle malibu hardtop
and boy did she run! Dad didn’t like it. I DID!! I liked the color,
I liked the style and the hard top. It was a bear to take care
of in the Ca. sun.. but I did not care!!
We got the car and drove it all
the way to Ca. She last over a 110,000 miles and
had to be towed out of the driveway when I sold her
to a dealer. I cried!!  I admit I was so attached by then.
WHY am I talking cars?  Well we all have one we really are
or were attached to. One that holds a special place in our
hearts and or memories.
We all remember our first set of wheels and how it felt to own
something that was "really ours". What freedom!!
That old Chevy and I shared a lot together and our adventures
included a trip to Santa Barbara to see Sue.
That story is for later. Driving across the USA.. now that
was an adventure!!!   Stay TUNED!!
P.S. Gas went up to 2.75 here..Surprised I know.. outrageous isn’t it!!   


I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

5 responses »

  1. Carol,how funny, our first new car was a chevy malibu and like yours it would run. Wow!! Now when you hit the gas on it off you went. Mine was white and husband transfered the stick shift from the side to the floor, so I had four in the floor. LOL. When we traded it my oldest daughter cried, she was about two saying My car, My car. Hope you are having a good weekend. Hugs, Pat

  2. Yes!! My first car was a 1953 pea green Plymouth. I loved that car and any of my friends with 25cents for gas got to drive it. My dad helped me pick it out and helped me finance it. It cost $1000. When Jim and I were married we sold the car and got a new yellow 1955 Pontiac but I missed my little car. Friends and I had lots of fun driving around the square downtown in it.

  3. That wasn’t the car we drove on our little Mich. adventure, though. Was that one your folk’s car? I know it wasn’t MY car that we drove. But what a great time, eh???

  4. My first car was a Ford Escort. I had it all of two weeks (along with my license) when I flipped it down the middle of a dirt road. That wasn’t fun. 😉

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