I had some home repairs to do so the other day I went to Benny’s hardware store. As I drove into the parking lot I looked over and saw this mint condition Dodge 500
in the parking lot. I said to myself, “Whoa, that’s a really cool car.”
As I was admiring the car, I watched as a little old lady (maybe in her 80’s) pushed
a carriage over to the car, opened the back seat passenger door and put her bags inside.
Then she closed the car door and walked off in another direction. I thought,
“Ummm, must be her grandson’s car or something.”
I turned away, still thinking about what a cool car that was, went into the store, bought what I needed
and come back out to go home. The old Dodge was still parked there, though. Then, I saw the lady
come over from the bank across the street. She reached for the driver’s side door
handle. I was definitely intrigued, started up my truck and drove over to her. I didn’t want to alarm her, so I drove over slowly talking to her about what a beautiful car this was. She was ready to get in the driver’s side. She just smiled at
me. I instinctively said, “You’ve had this car a long time, uh?” She said, “I sure
have. Bought it new, over 40 years.” I smiled at her and said, “Your husband used to
drive this car, uh?” She said, “He sure did.” I said, “Well, you have a
beautiful car and you look beautiful behind the steering wheel.” She
smiled and said, “Thank you.” I drove off and thought how sweet she was
and also that, that was one great car.
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