Thanks for the memories, Volvo

11 years ago, almost to the day. I remember it like it was yesterday. The Volvo salesman pointed out the dual control air conditioning feature as Kristine and I test drove the brand new 2004 V70 T5 Turbo. He said it was a “marriage saver.” We weren’t even married. But he was right, I suppose. We’ve had so many great memories in this car, which we are donating tomorrow to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I’ve owned the Volvo for more than 25% of my life. We drove baby Henry home from the hospital in that car. We moved the family from Lopez Island to Manhattan in that car. I ripped the front end off of that car. And after 90,000 miles, it’s time to say goodbye to that car. Thanks for the memories, Volvo.



About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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