Bessy Blue Car versus the world

May 13, 2015 · 6 comments

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Curiously our family has always had a rather close relationship with our family cars.  We’ve had two or three since we first had children and each one has been bestowed with a name and a matching personality.    I’m not sure if it’s just the nature of children  to do this type of thing or if it’s something a little more in-tune with the slightly oddball nature of our family  (my money is on the latter) but regardless, cars that come to live here end up  becoming members of the family.

Blessy blue car

You don’t need much more proof of this than suggesting to the girls that we might sell our current car and (god forbid) buy a new one.  The cries of protest would be deafening.    Our ‘Bessy’ (who dreams of looking like the car above) is starting to get a little long in the tooth.   She is a delightfully un-dainty seven-seater SUV in a deep midnight blue who has just tipped her  front fenders  over the ten-year mark.  But despite her age  she has done an amazing job of serving our family.    She is as reliable as they come and gives her heart and soul to whatever we ask of her.  There have been no breakdowns or expensive car tantrums and I’ve not so much as locked my keys inside her.  Which is amazing in itself as it’s something I used to do with monotonous regularly.

I am told by a reliable source (AKA my  husband) that Bessy is a little heavy on the fuel.  But for me that’s a small price to pay for the security and comfort that comes with owning such a terrific car.   He has also had the gall to suggest Bessy might even be a bit on the ‘butch’ side.  But we best let that pass and move on as the rest of us don’t agree.   We prefer to think of her as capable and motherly.   

Bessy is not the only car we’ve had this intense type of family relationship with.  We’ve  also had Bert the dual cab ute, Harry the work van and let’s not forget  Kermit.  Kermit is technically a camper trailer  but we don’t hold that against him.    Yes it seems that personification might be getting more than its fair share of airtime in these parts.    I probably shouldn’t go on to tell you the names of our household appliances because I’m pretty sure you might start to think it’s really all about me and my obsessive needs to connect with everything and anything.     (Yeah lets not go there.)

Cars are important to families.  It’s important enough that most of us take a lot of time and consideration when we’re planning to purchase one.   If you’re in the market for a car right now you might like to head on over to check out these Ford offers.  The time is coming, all to soon, when we are realistically going to have to think about letting go of our delightful Bessy Blue Car and introducing a new member to our family.  But thankfully that time is not quite yet. 

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1 Cath Eddy May 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Lovely story – know exactly how you feel! ! So true

2 binki May 14, 2015 at 10:21 am

Never name my cars. But i would like a new one.

3 Caz May 14, 2015 at 10:34 am

Never? I don’t think I’ve ever owned one without a name (hangs head in shame). It’s pretty much the first thing we talk about when we get something new. LOL.
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4 Sara Williams May 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Haha. We had a car back when I was a kid called Kevin. He did actually feel a bit like part of the family. Now you’ve gone and made me miss Kevin. (lol)

5 Caz May 14, 2015 at 10:08 am

So glad it’s not just me then Sara 🙂 Does your current car have a name?
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6 Sara Williams May 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm

No it doesn’t. Might have to dream one up.

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