One day, not long ago, I realized that my entire life can be categorized by cars:
I started a journal page (actually 2) and listed out every car I remember. I realized that Mr. LBB and I have always owned either a silver, black or white car:
It all started when my brother posted a photo of my mom’s old souped up conversion van on Facebook. It was like a time warp. The funny part was seeing old friends comment on it….and it was so long ago that no one really remembered it looking like this:
My mom even filled in some details…..and I was surprised to learn that Sherman was a GIRL:
Yes it was called Sherman! This was actually Sherman II. Our first was a brown one, six years before…..it was one of the first conversions done by the Van Man in Rockhill, SC. Remember the TV was on velcro on a board in the back and would fly off when I stepped on the brake too hard. Thank the Lord no one was killed! This silver one had all electronics over head. Dad surprised me with it for a birthday present. He was the King of Surprises. I gave Sherman II to JAARS, the ministry that did Jungle aviation, in Waxhaw when Dad bought the Acura for me! I cried as the JAARS towtruck drove off with her. I felt she was really human to have put up with us.
Each car that I listed brought back certain memories and stories. I even remembered some of the license plates. A few cars were harder to fill in the info for. I had to Google a few models to figure out some details…..and I still have some information to research and fill in:
So here’s your prompt for today….have fun with it!
girl… you have taught us all so much, so I’d say you’re a superior teacher. I teach second grade, and am teaching my
students to choose joy. I will be ordering them your bracelets. thank you for being a
very brave teacher.
My family is into the 60s or 70s…yikes! Might have to pick a few favorites instead. 🙂
Ashley, just wanted to say thanks for this prompt! I called my brother today, who I haven’t spoken to in some time to talk about family cars! We both had such a laugh and fond memories (he filled in the gaps). I also looked up some of the older models on line for a trip down memory lane, it was so much fun! Thanks again for such a great prompt!
Badminton Queen says
one of my favorite journal projects so far!
This one took awhile but it brought up so many interesting conversations. It was fun to talk with my husband last night about different cars and memories that we have. These prompts are dredging up many memories I didn’t realize I had. I am having such a great time with this!