In 1994 I bought my first brand new car, a black Honda Civic. It carried me all over New England. It shuttled me back and forth to New Jersey nearly a hundred times over the three years that Pete was living there and we were doing the Long-Distance-Relationship thing. It’s not bright and shiny anymore, but it has always started up faithfully.
When we bought our new Civic two years ago, we decided to trade in Pete’s car and be a two Civic family. But when he started his new job in April and began commuting by car instead of train, we bought him a new car. We transferred the insurance and registration from my old Civic to his new CRV. And we made the decision to donate my Civic to JDRF. This afternoon a tow truck will be here to take it away.
Farewell, old friend. You were a great car and I have many fond and sentimental memories of you. As hard as it is for me, I know it’s time to say good-bye. And it warms my heart to know that by donating you, you may someday help bring a cure for diabetes.