[Next in the 100-word challenge involving Dad’s mid-life crisis cars. Or is this next car a sign Dad was recovering from his mid-life crisis?]
The Dream Car—Holden Premier EH, Serena
Serena, our dream family car ferried the T-Team to Canberra. In 1975, hardly a maiden for this voyage, she drove us to our destination; a comfortable, safe ride over the Hay Plains. No breakdowns. No stranded waiting for road service on the hot dusty side of the road. A smooth ride that rocked me to sleep; the vinyl with scent fresh from the caryard to us.
She mounted the snow shovelled roads to Thredbo. From her window, my first sight of snow on a brilliant sunny day, snow shining on twisted eucalypt branches.
When Dad sold her, mum cried.
© Lee-Anne Marie Kling 2019
Feature Photo: Tobogganing at Thredbo © C.D. Trudinger 1975
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