TBT: My First Car

It was 1983 and I was looking for my very own car. I had a savings account that my parents had opened for me when I was a wee lass. It had $1200 in it. I used it to buy a 1975 Monte Carlo – I called her Quicksilver and I loved her!

Dad, Me and my Monte CarloI had big plans for Quicksilver – I wanted to paint her black and put on mag wheels – those plans never came to fruition, but I drove her for five years and was happy every time I got behind the wheel. In my opinion, she was one of the prettiest cars ever made.

So many memories when I look at this picture – it was taken when we lived in Blumont Estates. I was wearing my pants with fur on them – mohair I think it was called. My dad was wearing a Homestead Builders hat – from when he worked with Kenny Smith and I was wearing my unicorn polo shirt (no alligators for me!).  The big tree behind the car was the largest on our property. It took two people with outstretched arms to reach all the way around the trunk. When Dad and I went to test drive this car – he rode in the back. He told me there were inches of beer cans back there! Dad, Mom, and I built this house. So many drives in this car on the parkway, to the drive-in on Timberlake road, back and forth to college. Truly a picture is worth a thousand words.

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