Well, it was time. The old white van took us around the country many times. The van brought us to most of the concerts where we met you. It was a 2001 Ford E350 15-passenger van with over 340,000 miles. The air conditioning hasn’t worked in over a year. I’ve had to unlock it from the passenger side for years because someone tried to break into it and broke the lock on the driver’s side. It got about 8 miles a gallon. And I was commuting to school across Dallas. So it was time.
Carmax gave me $500 for it. It was worth more than that. To me, at least. But honestly, they were being generous. So I bought another Ford. It’s 12 years newer. 309,000 fewer miles. And it gets 38 miles a gallon. THIRTY-EIGHT!! I’m sure it will be a great car. But it will never replace the van in our hearts. Oh, except that the sound system is killer!
3 thoughts on “Goodbye Old Friend”
I understand the bond totally, I am driving a 1994 Astro with 368,500 on it now. been from Memphis to Austin many times…left the AC somewhere between Sulphur Springs, TX and Texarcana. But I don’t want to let go, she still works!! I know that I must let go eventually, but…..
PS I live around the corner from the “original” Ardent Studio! God Bless Ya, Todd
Now that you get such great gas mileage AND have AC perhaps a road trip (concert) to FL is in order.
I appreciate your music and heart for Godore my than my simple words can express.
I love your use of instruments in your songs and your lyrics are always clear that you are singing praise to God.
Thanks for your witness.
On my trips from Va to Mi I play two of your CD’s over and over.
I hope you play in Central Virginia some day.
God’s grace to you,