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.

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