Paying that note was a great learning experience for me. I highly recommend it. It gave me a sense of pride to work and pay for my own ride. I valued it more than if it had just been a gift. The car I earned, the experience of paying for it myself was the gift.
Another thing I remember, this old car did not have power steering. Talk about a workout for my arms! Hmm, maybe I need a car like that now.....
It also had only an A.M. radio that basically picked up nothing. So I kept a cassette player in the car for music. It looked a lot like this:
I never forgot that night, or that car. I eventually moved on to a "newer" used car, but I have never forgotten the joy (and fear) of my 1st.
**this post was written for the Group Blogging Experience. I have really enjoyed the challenge it presents to write about all kinds of topics. I highly recommend it for anyone who blogs, is looking for a challenge, and is sometimes at a loss for a topic!