Our reliable old friend is gone.
Fred was always there when needed, day-in and day-out for 18 long years — he lived with me for eleven years and then with my daughter for seven. Sure, he had a few mishaps here and there but he just kept coming back strong, dependable, always on course, never-failing to amuse, eyes forward, always between the lines.
Ah, the memories …
There was the time we got lost out in the boonies.
Then there was that incident with the milkshake. (Chocolate milkshake spilled in Jeep, not pretty.)
Fred, you were such a good sport that time we loaded you up with mulch. (In bags but still smelly.)
And, the Christmas trees — I’ll never be able to smell pine without thinking of you, Fred.
Good times. Good times.
We mourn the loss of Fred, old reliable Fred, and cherish the time we had together.
Goodbye Fred and don’t forget to write!
Hello, new kid on the block!
Wish it was mine, but it’s my daughter’s.
(She’s such a copy cat!)
Then again, she now has car payments and I don’t!