May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, we said goodbye to an old family friend. "Alex" the Saturn SC-2 had been with the family since March 1996, when Ted purchased him as a three-year-old young sports car, ready for some action after having been owned by a little old lady who drove him just 30,000 miles. The goal was to have Alex paid off by the time Ted pinned on Captain and to keep him for 10 years. Alex was indeed paid for before Ted promoted to Captain, and 13 years later, he was still serving our family as Ted's commuter car. Having hit almost 190,000 miles during his long and hardworking life, his time with us drew to a close when Baby Lucan joined our clan and forced us to upgrade to a large, comfortable Suburban. Deciding to keep the nameless but equally hardworking minivan, which is considerably newer and seats more of our family members, we found a good home for Alex. Kevin (pictured here with Ted and Kenna) and his wife Ashley now have the privilege of caring for Alex. Long may he be driven!