The text came in Wednesday night, with the happy photo.
My terrific daughter Elisabeth was at the car lot. She’d been handed over the keys to her first brand new car.
At 26 years old, Elisabeth drove home her Kia Soul, the one she picked out herself. Yes, wonderful significant George Three shared some of the car lot shopping duties with her, but the choice and buying and signing was all her own doing.
Now that she’s wrapping up her last clinical for that physical therapist assistant degree from Onondaga Community College at her chosen workplace, with the fulltime job and the end of the rainbow right there, it all makes place.
The trusty Chevy Malibu gifted to her four years ago from my dear wife Karen is now going to lifelong family friend Bailey, a teenager ready for the cool ride. Good job spreading the love, dear daughter.
“It’s staying in the family,” Elisabeth points out. Hooray.
It’s a great time all around.
Congratulations, Elisabeth. Drive that Soul proudly. And safely.
What was your first brand new car bought yourself? What will be your next brand new car? Who may have you gifted with a car?