An ‘ode’ to Winnie the van


I was really excited to get this van back in February,1999. We had gone to a local dealership and were looking around the lot, and there she was. I think they had just had her traded in. We went across the street to the medical center and I got in behind the wheel. Right away I liked her because I sat up high which will now be a buying factor in future vehicles. We bought her and I’ll always remember Brian saying ‘Can you do better than that?’ about a dozen times. It took 2 years to pay the balance. It was really too large a vehicle for a family of 3, but could we pack her up on trips to the beach and fill her up on shopping excursions (not that many excursions). She was good for furniture hauling too. Poor Sean needs a new fold up bed and hasn’t been able to get one since we were told not to drive her that far. Speaking of Sean, he was 12 when we got her and learned to drive with her and drove her a lot. And I loved the tinted windows in the back too.
She had a few issues over the years. Within 3 months she needed a new transmission. She had a funny creaking noise when you turned the wheel to the left-for years! Finally got that fixed. The a/c needed charging all the time. I hope whoever buys her will fix her up and enjoy her! She only had about 97k on her for a 15 year old van. Thanks for the ride old girl!
She was towed away about 11:30 pm last night.
Photo taken from a window in a lighthouse in Absecon, NJ.

About Dianne

Domestic goddess, wife, mom, gardener, paper and collage artist, geocacher, local traveler, cross stitcher, baker, crafter, Facebooker, blogger, decorator and photographer.

3 responses »

  1. Isn’t it funny how attached we can become to our vehicles? lol I actually shed tears when we got rid of our 1975 Chev Cavelier a few years ago!! xoxo

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