Goldie came into our lives in 2005. Only five years old at the time, she had over 100,000 miles on her and a few rough spots around the edges but she served us well for the past six years. In that time she took us from Canada and Georgia and many spots in between. That old van made more than one trip to upper New York!
She wasn’t perfect…In fact, there were more than a few times when we wished for working air conditioning and a tow was the only way we could get her to the mechanic for repairs. Neighbors only complained a few times about the rumbling muffler and squeaking belt.
But there came a day when our own mechanic suggested another repair would just prolong the inevitable. And so, like a horse with a broken leg, it was time to put her down.
After ten minutes time, a Craig’s List post went live at 4:54 pm, pronouncing our intent to part with our friend. By 10:00 a.m. the next morning we watched her being loaded onto the flat-bed and driven away.
Certainly I’ll miss her but now I have a few hundred dollars in my pocket and a smile on my face. Goodbye, Goldie. Goodbye!