November 9 – Cherished Memory #9
My first set of wheels. I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t have a boyfriend in high school and really didn’t do that many school-related things. I think I went to one dance as a freshman and while I did go to Junior Prom, it wasn’t exactly what I had expected. That’s a different memory!
At any rate, it was time for Senior Ball and I had asked a boy if he would go with me and he said no (sad, right?) so I had given up on going.
Instead, I asked my dad to take me car shopping. I had saved up some money and had a steady part time job so I knew I could afford insurance and gas. We went together to a used car dealer in Burlingame. We looked at a few cars and then we found one that was really cool. It was a Plymouth Valiant and had push button controls.
My dad did the negotiating for me, although one time I said something to indicate that I really wanted the car and he got a little upset at me. We ended up paying $400 for it. I was in love. I called it Prince (for Prince Valiant, the comic strip). It was white on the outside and blue on the inside.
So, on Monday when I went to school and everyone was talking about the Senior Ball, I was able to talk about my new car! Much cooler than a boring dance! I had that car for about 4 years or so and when I finally went to trade it in on a brand new Gremlin, the dealer gave me $400 for it! That was the best deal ever.
Cherished Memory #9 – Remember your first car? Love to hear about it.
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