Monday, March 30, 2009

Blue Flame

A few months ago I did a post about many of the BLUE cars that have come through my life. For this BLUE MONDAY I have finally found a photo of my very first car, which was BLUE.
Do you name your cars? I know lots of people do. I've had cars with names, but they just kind of fell into them. I showed you Louis the Wondercar, a 1967 Colony Park Wagon. I also had a silver 1978 Mercury Monarch in high school, which was christened the Silver Streak by a teacher as I drove up the winding hill to the school, and the White Rocket, a Chevy station wagon. These were all my parents' cars that I was "privileged" to drive, but my very first car of my own was a spark BLUE 1988 Subaru XT coupe.I loved this car! It had those headlights that popped up out of the hood, was very sporty, and had all the available luxuries of its time. It was a standard shift, so I thought I was pretty cool, too! LOL This picture shows 2 of my students with the car outside of our "temporary" classroom building. I loved being able to park right by the door, especially with all of the things elementary school teachers are always lugging to and from work.
Hope you have a great time checking out all of the other BLUE being featured today at Smiling Sally!
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25 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Valerie said...

As a former classroom teacher, I can totally relate! It was pure heaven when our school district built our brand-new building with back-of-the-building drive-up access and keycard entry! No more lugging loads of paperwork out to the parking lot in a laundry basket!
Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Neat that you shared this blue car with us, Elizabeth! My dad and my mother both had blue cars at one point, and so did my sister and my husband. I'm the only odd man out!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

SHeila :-)

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I loved those pop-up lights! That was one special car. I'm glad you found the picture. Happy Blue Monday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Blue Monday & have a good week

Knitty said...

Hermione (my blue Chevy HHR) and I wish you a very happy Blue Monday. :)

bj said...

Nice car, Elizabeth. My first car was blue, too.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

nice picture...we also had a blue car for years it just wouldn't die a 1967 Ford Falcon, it ran for years....in 1979 we gave it to our first son to drive to school and it got named the blue bird by his friends...lol...our middle son used it also in 1983...we finally retired it in '85 and still have it stored

Happy To Be said...

GM Elizabeth...girl my first car was a 1972 PINK Pinto...how that for being differ or course people wanted to know if I sold Mary Kay make up ha ha!! Happy BLUE Monday to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

CC said...

Love blue cars and trucks. Have a wonderful deep blue Ford Explorer now..and just love it. Happy Blue Monday Elizabeth..and have a lovely week.

Raggedy Girl said...

Loved your blue car...I also have a blue and not much else blue for a Monday but I would have to have Blue Car Washing Sunday first.

Have An Amazing Monday
from Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

Mamaoftwins said...

Cool Car with cool headlight!

I had a blue toyota truck that I LOVED with the extended cab. But when the twins came around we all didnt fit so we had to sell it. :(

black eyed susans kitchen said...

My first car was blue, and my husbands first car was also blue..coincidence? Well I guess so (lol)/
♥, Susan

Sweetie said...

What an awesome first car. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

We had a blue Toyota Camry once. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Picket said...

Happy Blue Monday....when Bill & I were first dating he had a blue convertable little Triumph Midget...lordy that thing was so small I didn't have to scoot over to get close to him I was practically in his lap!!!!! lol lol

Anonymous said...

What I remember most is how *hot* you were driving that car in Houston ;-).

Man... those were good times! We were so independent as we headed down there to "change the world" on our $21,000 a year salaries straight out of college. I remembering feeling like such a big spender on our Friday night happy hours at Two Pesos or Wunsche Bros.!

kari

Lynda said...

Great car!! Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Great car! I always liked Subaru, in fact,the first car we bought my older daughter was also a Subaru. The seats were very comfy....Christine

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage said...

Happy Blue Monday, Susan. Thanks for visiting my blog. :O)

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Kevyn Hagemann said...

A lot of people name their stuff. Some say that it's some sort of personalization, or something that can motivate them to take care of their things better. Anyways, that's a nice sporty car you have there on the picture, Elizabeth!