4.08.2013

Ruby: A Letter to My Car




Ruby—
            You were not my first car—actually you were my third—but you and me, babe, we go way back. We go back to when Dad decided to buy you while Mom was out of town. (Looking back that might not have been one of his smartest moves.) We go back to the long family road trips and the endless “Dadddd, he’s on my side,” and countless games of I SPY. We go back to when I was first learning to drive and might have really loved your brakes… a lot.
            When you stopped becoming “our” car and became mine, you received your name, Ruby, and we became a whole new team. You were no longer the car I learned to drive in or that picked me up from school, but the car that drove me to class, to parties, and back and forth to and from San Antonio. You were the zip to my do-da.
            When a boy from Louisiana entered the picture, you pulled up your big girl transmission and said, “Let’s do this thing, I promise I’ll get you through long-distance dating,” and you did—like a champ. Your speakers pumped everything from N*Sync to Journey to Eli Young—always ignoring my off key singing. You kept me safe from crazy drivers (I’m looking at you, uninsured driver on 610). Thanks for listening to my silent prayers, frustrated tears and for being a trusted companion. Thanks for being the best “first” car a girl could ask for.

                                                            Love,
                        The girl putting on eyeliner ONLY at stop lights. 


and on another note, I would like to welcome Stella to the family! 




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15 comments:

Brittany said...

My car Izze would get along great with your car, as the vehicles of girls who put make up on while on the road ;) Totally in LOVE with your new vehicle girl!

Meg O. said...

Awwww, bye bye Ruby and hello Stella! Congrats!!!

RitaMarie said...

Cute post! Cars give us the best memories!

Ani Danielle said...

This is so cute! And I'm glad I'm not the only one guilty of putting makeup on in the car haha. Anyway, love the new car :)

xx Ani
catchtwentyone.blogspot.com

elle at wishingoodluck said...

Awww! I understand, I am very very attached to my Honda civic. Hopefully Stella will be as good to you as Ruby was!

Sally said...

Enjoy your new ride! I'm amazed at all the fun things new cars have...

Brianne Heape said...

Love this! My car had been dubbed Henrietta for quite a few years now and the day we part, will be an uber sad day. Until then, congrats on your new ride! I'm sure you'll love Stella - just as much, if not more than your first love. :)

Jes said...

COngrats on the new car!

When I got Matil, my 2010 Prius, I was happy to have something less craptastic than my '99 Cavalier...but I was still sad to leave her at the dealership looking all sad and beatdown and full of happy memories.

the pocketbook said...

cute!

xx
http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

Kathleen said...

Woo Hoo!! So sad to say goodbye to something that was like part of the family!

However I'm sure it feels AMAZING to say hello to that new beauty! :) Plus now you can yell out..."STEEELLLLAAAAAA!!!" Whenever you want! ; )

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

In with the newwww!
LOVE Stella. My life goal is to ride in her one day.
IT WILL HAPPEN.

Yep. LOVE :)

Darby Hawley said...

So nice to see Stella!!!! She is a beauty!!! Congrats my love!

Cody Strub said...

I haven't named my car yet, maybe because I haven't found the perfect name that would fit his muscular appeal. Haha! Same with you, it's where I learned to drive as well. My car is in manual transmission and he taught me how to drive like a pro. I miss my car because I haven't driven him for quite a while now. Maybe I'll take him for a spin this weekend and tour him around the city! :) But hey, your new car looks spectacular! It's so pretty! Congrats!

Cody Strub

Stelle said...

Congratulations on your new car! Bidding goodbye to your first car is very hard, at least for my dad! Haha! His first car is still with us because of it's sentimental value. I know! It's funny, right? I have numerous unforgettable memories on my first car and even if I sold it already, I will never forget those memories. For you, build new memories with your brand new car! Enjoy!
Stelle Courney

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