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Friday, April 25, 2014

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE...APRIL 25, 2014...LETTER V

A to Z CHALLENGE
Today's letter is.....V

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THE BURNT ORANGE VAN

Quite a few years ago, we owned a big, burnt-orange van. What I remember most about it was that when it rained, you almost needed an umbrella on the inside! The front window leaked. We'd had it replaced, but evidently the seal was not good.  We also had to hook it up to a battery charger every night, so it would start the next morning.

It was a fun vehicle, that van. It was a big conversion van, with captain seats, two other chairs, and a bench seat in back. I think you could unfold the bench into a bed. Then in the way back area was a storage type closet. It also had tinted windows on the side.

I drove that van all over town, hauling kids to and from school and activities. When we'd travel, the dogs loved riding in it, too.

Sometimes, the kids would have camp-outs/sleep-overs out there in the van...right out there in the driveway. They'd gather up snacks, have their friends over, pile in the blankets and pillows, and have a fun night.

Once, I had to pick up an order of pizzas for my daughter's class at school. There were lots of pizza boxes stacked up high in the van.

We eventually traded the van in for a regular sized car. We'd had enough of being dripped on every time it rained. I kind of miss that old van.

Thank you for reading! If you'd like to, visit my other blog for the letter V. It is at http://teleportingweena.wordpress.com


Peace, Love, & Writing

2 comments:

  1. You may have been dripped on every time it rained but this van gave you many wonderful memories! I had a friend who owned a burnt orange colored car. You don't see that color much.

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    1. Hi, Cheryl! Thanks for stopping by, and your comment! You are right...lots of good memories with that old van of ours. At the time, it was annoying, but it is the one thing we still laugh about, now! All my best to you!

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