Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Foxy: In Memorandum

My dear old car, was born Dec 1989 to German parents in California. She left her family but still kept her German heritage close to her heart for the rest of her life. She found a life in Logan Utah where she lived for quite some time. In 1990 she was living In Medford Oregon with a family that did not see her many talents. She looked for a way out of that situation but the way did not appear until 2002.

In 2002 a tragic accident happened where a Dodge truck was burnt alive in a pear farm. The cause is still unknown but some believe that spontaneous combustion was the cause of death. The family that lost this truck was so stricken by grief that she( Foxy) was given to the family as away to console them in their time of loss.

The Folsom home was a good home that lovingly took care of her.2002-2003 she left home for a foreign exchange to Sweden. During this Betty the Volvo from Sweden stayed with us, her sweet spirit was a welcome guest in the home but Foxy was still sorely missed. 2003 Foxy returned home but continued her wanderings around America.

She when to Seattle, Portland, Logan and Rexburg ID. During this time she began to feel her years, braking both axes and springing an embarrassing leak in her fuel line. But at the end her pump would be the thing that did her in. On the crossing from Rexburg to Portland the gas pumps broke and she could no longer get her self started. So on July 27 2009 she died a peaceful death on the quite streets of Portland. She will be sorely missed by many. She is survived by her owner, Jessica.

Instead of flowers, there is charity that will be accepting donations in her name, The "Jessica Needs a New Car" Foundation. Contact Jessica for more information about giving to this excellent cause. If you have any fond memories or stories about Foxy leave in the comments below.

This tattoo was found on her after her owner was gone for a year. We think was a show of rebelling,and an inward longing for affection.


Shan said...

I'm so glad that I met, even got to ride in Foxy. Always fond memories will come to mind when I think of your dear sweet car. I'm so sorry! Even though Foxy will be missed, I hope you find a new set of wheels soon!

Shops Chops said...

The Foxy was all heart or fuel pump, I think that's what kept her going all these years a big heart, even when I doubted her! She just kept going and going, but in the end the heart aged, and she got tired, but I say transplant! There's got to be a donor out there? A heart for a car that had the most heart? Viva La Foxy... Viva la Foxy.

Sara said...

I just realized I never had the opportunity to ride in Foxy even though she came to visit me twice in Salt Lake. I did love the technological upgrades you gave her using duck tape that allowed Foxy to play music from your Mac through the stereo. Foxy was always willing to adapt to modern advances despite her age. I also loved her Sponge Bob tatoo. Can we tatoo the next car you buy? Or maybe glue some trolls and junk to your bumper?