Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Parting with a Treasure

We have arranged to donate my legendary ’92 red Honda Accord to the American Diabetes Association. Because the laws change after Dec. 31, 2004 regarding donations and write offs for cars given to charities, it would be prudent to donate the car in the next 30 days. I have had AAA out three times to jump or replace the battery because I just don’t drive it enough (or at all).

I am emotionally torn about this. I posted the story of the car in my previous blog. It is a physical tie to my father who bought me the car in 1992 when we didn’t have two dimes to rub together. Given my father and I both are/were diabetics, it would be a lasting tribute to him.

I am having a difficult time pulling the trigger.