1995? NO!, it couldn't have been that long ago that I had gone out and blew all my money on a brand new Mustang GT with the megabass stereo system into which the first cd I played was this one from U2? The same year, in anticipation of owning this beautiful black baby, I would go out and blow another $120 on a pair of gargoyle sunglasses?
Then it hit me. I am that old. Dang it! My neighbor was in our backyard with his daughter and my son (we're sorta the neighborhood playground) while I had the music cranked. I opened the back door and he asked if everything was ok in there. Yeah, just reliving some youth. Sigh. Unfortunately my neighbor has a car just like my baby. Jerk.
My car and I traveled part of route 66 together, a long road trip to Banf NP in Alberta, Canada, lots of dates......ok, a few......and lots of drives. My dad backed into her within a week of me bringing her home. That was painful. I entrusted the keys to a friend who betrayed me and took her out for a spin when she should have been parked in his driveway. But, she always came back to me. Then one day the lease was up and I decided she and I had grown apart. It was difficult, but I traded her in for a new F-150 extended cab......black.
I'm going to go home and play U2 one more time.