Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wind in your hair. . .

Saw a girl driving by in a white convertible and it made me smile.

When I was growing up my Dad had a beautiful blue Impala convertible as his business car - we all loved it! Then they went practical and he got a station wagon for the business car AND he got my Mom a gold Comet convertible with, I think, a white or cream interior - and we loved that car! Growing up within the New York City limits - Bayside, Queens - I actually didn't get my liscense until I think I was 19 or 20 - and that was the car I drove - my parents let me drive it up to R.I. to visit my friends and it was the best.

When I was in college - in R.I. - one of my best friend's parents bought the very first Mustang available in Providence, R.I. right off the show room floor - it was metallic gold - white interior - and it was - yes - a convertible - they lived about 30 mins. from the college and we would go to her folks home for the weekend and they would let her have the car to drive around in!!! Can I tell you that it wouldn't have mattered if we looked like the bride of Frankenstein - we had guys around that car no matter where we went!!! It was so much fun!!! Driving down to Newport, R.I. with the top down - playing our music - laughing - great memories.

Alex, my husband, had a 52' MG white convertible with a red interior before he went to Viet Nam - we weren't dating then - he was just a friend of my older brother's - but he took me for a ride in it - did I tell you I had a crush on him then and took his photos with me to college? Anyway...

When we got married - we bought a Mercury Montego dark green convertible with a white interior - I loved that car - we were married in May and in October we drove up to my old college in R. I. for Homecoming - and fortunately it was really warm that weekend and we could have the top down - and it was wonderful!!!

A full circle with the convertibles!!!!

6 comments:

Kiki said...

I remember that car that daddy had...I loved it too and thought we were the coolest family in the world!!!

tz said...

wandered over here from Rock Chef...I was intrigued because you mentioned you didn't trust sarcastic people (and I happen to be sarcastic and it never occurred to me that I would be considered untrustworthy because of it...no offense by the way, just one of the interesting things to ponder and why I love the blogging world) anyhow...just wanted to say, enjoyed reading your blog and I'm sorry about your loss...you can tell by the way you write of him how much you loved him!

Chief Rock Chef said...

There is something about a girl (or girls) in a convertable...

kenady said...

What lovely memories:) We never had convertibles... my parents were convinced that they were not safe, so I always had cars with sunroofs:) Maybe one day:)

Pheebs said...
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Pheebs said...

Well I guess this is another thing we have in common. I LOVE convertible. I will just have to surprise you some day when I get my dream car and swing by and pick you up for a spin.