Last week at the funeral of Leroy's 93-year-old uncle someone said he had owned only four cars in his entire life. I don't think we're going to match that record but we're not far behind. Leroy bought a brand-new 1966 Chevelle when we were dating. We drove that until about 1978 and then got a 1967 Chevelle with low miles. We drove that until about 1992 and then got another low-mile 1971 Olds. It was an ugly orange color which our children despised but it saw us through until 1998 when we got a 1995 Pontiac which we are still driving.
In the 44 years from 1966-2010 we've had four cars, averaging eleven years per vehicle. That may be long by some people's standards but compare that to some of these things:
a. married since 1967
b. lived in the same house since 1968
c. went to the same church since 1973
d. Leroy worked for the same company since 1973
We don't change very much, do we? Some people seem to thrive on change but we stick with what we've got as long as possible. I like it that way! Reminds me of a Mennonite joke I heard.
How many Mennonites does it take to change a light bulb?