Stanley revisited

We are still thinking about Stanley, the Ford Focus that saved our son's life. I've written this ode in Stanley's honor: Ode to Stanley I really didn't know you very well. Once in a while you stayed out on the curbside of my home or you picked me up so Ben and I could go to lunch. I never thought much about you. You were small and gray a rather drab gray at that. But you served Ben well. Got him where he wanted to go. Lately he was thinking of giving you to Marissa and getting another car for himself maybe his dad's Camry also gray. What is it with these dull gray cars? Then one night you showed your true stuff, that you were not that drab after all. Even when you were hit three times on the freeway pushed from one lane to the next like in a bumper car derby until you finally stopped in the fast lane, facing the oncoming traffic, with your front end falling off and dents all over your body, you proved your worth. You sacrificed your life for your … [Read more...]