Saturday, August 05, 2006

There Were Five Volvos In A Row

I was driving down the street and had to stop to snap this scene. The Raffi song, "Eight Piggies," began to play in my head. . . "There were five Volvos in a row. . ." Lined up the sunset light, yet they refuse to die. Perhaps they are remembering the countless kids in the backseat, the ski trips, rainslick pavement, black ice, major Costco hauls, moving whole apartments full of furniture. The glory days before the odometer read 250,000 plus. So, what DO you call a gathering of Volvos? And what was the highest milage on YOURS? This is the last post for Nordic Week at SDP. Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Neorelix said...

It's like a timewarp, very evocative. Nice.

Jenny said...

Very funny picture and post! (I prefer Raffi's "Five Little Pumpkins" to go with this image!)

John Nez said...

A lineup of classic 'Amazons'... I think that's what they call that model. It's amazing there are so many of them still around.

My first 240 died after 14 years of service at 214,000 miles. I bought it at 125,000 miles. It really didn't 'die'... but it was getting to be a case of tossing good money after bad to keep it going.

Better of getting a 940 T, which I did and it no doubt will last another 14 years.

Susan said...

What a nice way to think of that line-up of Volvos...with what all their past memories might be in the Glory Days...

John said...

Looks like a set from an old movie!