A New Set of Wheels

Late husband had set his mind on buying new wheels meaning a new car despite the opposition from my side. We didn’t need one. The car belonging to him had barely done eleven thousand miles. It was a very comfortable car. 

I thought it suited us fine. Dear husband refused to be convinced on the merits of his car. While I remained opposing buying a new one, he kept trying to change my views. He didn’t had the heart to go against my wishes. A day came when my resistance crumbled.

He sold it to delighted new owners who were really happy to get our car at a bargain price. The day they drove away in it, they were grinning from ear to ear, and while they were buying it they kept exclaiming over the almost new condition of the interior of our car.

The new car met with an accident within a month of R’s acquiring it. A truck banged it in the rear, badly denting it. We had it repaired, and used it for almost two years. I sold it after his death. My children wanted me to keep it, and sell mine, but his was costlier, and I needed the money to pay taxes. They didn’t want a part of their father to let go.

The day I parted with his car was a sad day for me. It was like losing him all over again. While the car was standing in the garage, it seemed he was still there. It was the awful realization he wasn’t coming back, and will never be among us.



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9 thoughts on “A New Set of Wheels”

    1. The plus side–how nice you are able to have a new car every two years. Mine, which is in the garage back in home country was bought in 2004. I keep it for returning journeys back home, and the mileage is five thousand miles only.
      The one I have here in Houston is a 2008 model.

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  1. Oh, that’s sad about selling the car and the emotions you faced. I’m sorry. On the opposite end, we got an old Ford Taurus (white) old, old, crappy car to begin with that my husband won’t get rid of…the AC no longer works (never did well to begin with) and when you get in on the passenger side, and close the door, the inside panel falls off…and the kids hate riding in the back, windows only go down half way, and one side stopped working completely! So with no AC and no window…it’s stifling. New Car, please.

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      1. Just like how you couldn’t get your hubby to stop doing that…I got the opposite problem. He just drove from Orange, County CA to Fresno, CA and it’s a long distance over the grapevine…and he just drove to Utah…I’m always waiting for that call to tell me the car died. Will uber drive that far! hahahahah

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