Good-bye Alice!

Alice was my very first car.  I bought her for $7,000 12 years ago before I moved to Nashville.

Today we sold her for $300.  Seems like she should have been more valuable than that given the number of years we spent together and the number of miles we logged.  Oh well, she went off to be the first car for another teenager.

Anyone have a guess which famous TV “Alice” I named her after?

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  • Brian April 17, 2008  

    I’m thinking the Brady Bunch—I loved that show!

  • Benny Greenberg April 17, 2008  

    Hmmm – or maybe the Mel’s Diner Waitress!


  • cool dad April 17, 2008  

    I’m going for the Brady Bunch. Did you get another car?

  • Jenni Catron April 17, 2008  

    Alice from the Brady Bunch is correct. I always viewed Alice as consistent, dependable, faithful, reliable, etc for the Brady family which is what I wanted out of my first car. I have to say my Alice did that pretty well.

    But no, I haven’t gotten a new car (at least not recently). In the last few years my husband has been using Alice as his weekend car while I drive our ’97 Maxima with over 200,000 miles on it. (We’re cheap!) I think my husband will actually be getting a truck soon. I’ve got to wait a bit longer.

  • Janice April 17, 2008  

    Boy, will Alice be missed! It’s unbelievable that she will continue to be in service to someone else. I can only hope to be so useful after so many miles!

  • Jad April 17, 2008  

    I used to have a Saturn almost identical to Alice. Mine was white though.

    I think your husband is actually saving his money so he can make it to Alaska where he’ll join the boys on the Deadliest Catch for some crab fishing.

    You should let him go.

  • Brian Alexander April 17, 2008  

    I was going to say Alice Cooper. He was on The Muppet Show.

    Dang it.

  • Rachel April 17, 2008  

    What is Bix going to drive when he’s 16? Had his heart set on Alice. Glad you finally got rid of it…one step closer to your Infiniti. 🙂

  • patrowland April 17, 2008  

    We sold my first car, 87 cavalier, for $500 so Mandy could buy her first camera ($450). We didn’t really do that it just so happen that she bought the camera the day after I sold my car so I’ve always told her that.

    Good Times, not a great car!

  • Joe Esch April 17, 2008  

    I can not believe Alice is gone. She has been an icon in your life. I can still remember the day we went and looked at her. I wanted you to buy a two door sports car, but you were to pratical even back than. You had to have a four door. Well, I hope she serves another family as well as she has you.

    Love Dad

  • Mandy April 18, 2008  

    Wish I knew Alice was for sale. My husband needs a good used car! Alice in Mississippi would have ROCKED!

  • Jessica April 18, 2008  

    Aw man I didnt even get to say goodbye! She wasw like another sister!!! hA ha

  • Jessica April 18, 2008  

    Aw man I didnt even get to say goodbye! She was like another sister!!! hA ha