Friday, November 2, 2012

Farewell, Old Friend . . .

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.


  1. I didn't even know we could donate cars to JDRF!
    Good to know!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. It's given its all for a good cause. Thanks for thinking of donating.

  3. I know how you feel...I had a 1994 Toyota Camry that I bought with 6 miles on the odometer. I drove it until 2003 and then my husband began driving it to work and he drove it until 2009. 16 years and 336,000 miles. Wish I had known then that JDRF took old cars as donation!

  4. Good for you! I am sure you will miss your old friend.

  5. My first (all by myself) car was my 1999 Civic. Still driving it. Although I am worried every day that it is about to break down :(


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