Life’s Reflections: Gender reveal shows this purchase is male


I kept my promise from last Monday, when the deal went through on my new automobile, that I would introduce it to readers.

Yes, I purchased a 2010 Chevy Malibu. I know it’s not new but it’s new to me and that’s all that counts.

The new vehicle is navy blue, my favorite color, and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I prayed for a car, but not the color, but it just surprisingly happened. I don’t think I have ever owned a car with such a beautiful color.

So far, I am loving it as do my passengers.

Now, this one is going to be my retirement auto. I said that about two of the other vehicles I owned, but golly, I haven’t retired yet. I lasted longer than they did if you want to look at it that way.

However, I am hoping it’s still in good shape when I decide to stop writing completely.

I know the blue usually refers to a male in a gender reveal, so I won’t hold that against anybody. I’m used to being told how to drive by some of my passengers but I won’t mention any names. So, I will just live day by day doing what I’ve always done.

Due to my past history, it seems I have most generally driven my vehicles until they’re worn out due to all of the miles I put on them, but I am going to try and organize my travel plans now so that I can preserve this new car’s well-being.

Of course, wouldn’t you know, there are some features on the car that I’ve never had before on my other ones but so far, I am learning. If I can’t, you know the old saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and I want to prove that statement wrong. I’m working hard on it.

Anyway, I am a happy camper and am enjoying life once again, not that I didn’t before. And, I thank all of those who helped me find this car and made this purchase possible.
I feel I’ve been blessed and that’s a good feeling. Safe travels!

I promise not to write about my travels in next week’s column since I’ve probably bored my readers with the last two I’ve done. But it’s big news for me.

Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Jack Anthony, Thomas Kremer, Lori Ann Brunswick and Allie Bernice Gibbs.

Seeking prayers for these people: Jodi Gilpin Snyder, Charlyee Severance, Justin Fritz, Lisa Lockhart, Renee Kreitzer McGhee, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Mike Hopkins, DeWayne Yohey, Katrina Hoening, Kent Snyder, (cousin) Carol Byrd, Kinley Bernard, Kathy Burke, Gladys Neff, Kara Didier, Carl Francis, Craig “Cheese” Thompson, Bridget Brown, Don DeBord, Otis Stewart, Chris Clark, Kyle Kaiser, Tina Ruble Ullery, Slug Midlam, Bob Peters, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Judy Collins, Linda Gasper, Carol Hemmerich, Stephanie Klingshirn, Brenda Schlechty, Betty Burnfield, Dan Lockhart, Roberta Hall, Pam Norman-Penticuff, Kelly Kelch, Mike Mayse, Steve Waymire, Jamie Knick, Nikole Baldridge, Chester Bryant, Lester Beisner, Delores Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy.
Also, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Ralph Byrd, Doug Winger, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Bruce Kaiser, Amanda Mote, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Judie Hathaway, Randy Garrison, Kathy Gragorace, Becky Everhart, Donna Bixler, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all others who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.

Happy birthday:
June 20 to Becky Partin, Karen Brown, Bev Holsapple, Todd Waymire and Krista Fourman Unger.
June 21 to Troy Kammer, Cindy Mescher, MacKenzie Miller and Ron Mescher.
June 22 to Hannie Newbauer Wolfe, Austin Helmke and Kyle Shaner.
June 23 to Jim Hileman, Cindy Jenkins Cox, Janet Rhoades, Don Dietrich, Tyler Edwards and Darlene Keaser-Grubb.
June 24 to Robert Joseph Hiestand, Ned Riegel, John Blinn, Jay Stammen, Connie Rhoades, Tony MacKenzie and Diana Trittschuh Walls.
June 25 to Dick Hufford, Seth Gessler, twins Marion and Marvin Johnson, Megan Cover and Christa Everman.
June 26 to Nancy McKnight, Ron Widener, Heather Mann and Ron Thwaits.

Happy anniversary to: Dave and Ashley Gilpin and Daniel and Heidi Linebaugh, all on June 21; Dean and Jodi Neff on June 24; and Gary and Katie Cothran and Dave and Kathy Acton, all on June 26.

Think about it: “He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh.” — Author Unknown