Mock Away

IMG_2736People mock you when you have a minivan. They mock me,  but hey: when somebody  wants to transport a coffin I’m the one they call – and I notice they’re not laughing then.

I’ve had six minivans over the years, all made by the company that shares a name with that gorgeous Art Deco spire in New York City.

I had a red one, then a maroon one, then a white one, then a green one and now a midnight blue one.  

These last years, of course, they’ve all had the famous Stow ‘n Go Seats, where you just pull a couple of straps and the chairs all sink down into the floor, making room for your sideboards, sinks and sarcophagi.

Also I love the design of the thing, with its cute high-hipped look, like certain breeds of puppies have, or colts. The running board is well off the ground, see, so you don’t have to shrink and stoop to get into it. Plus then you ride high, like a long-distance trucker.

You rule the road. And the speed at which you can accelerate is nothing short of amazing. 

Above is my baby today, just waiting to shake off this cocoon of snow and take me where I want to go tomorrow, when the sun is once again shining.