I'm older, and lost my parents many years ago, but stories like this one always touch me. I know what you mean about the Volvo- I bought a well-used '75 245 wagon back in '82 when my life was being uprooted and travel was going to happen. That wagon dependably took me to 29 states and Vancouver Island, and unexpectedly back. It finally found rest on a farm in Vermont as animal habitat, after my son had driven it until the body's rust got it. I appreciate your stories- all of them.
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