R.I.P. Sparky Johnson

Written by Jeff Johnson on August 12, 2011. Posted in General

R.I.P. SPARKY JOHNSON (2000 Ford Explorer – 193,248 miles) – I returned home today from the Ames presidential debate in a rental car.

Sparky is dead.

She was practically deaf and blind in her last years (only 2 working doors, no air or locks, broken gas gauge and all warning lights on at all times), but she fought to the end. I was hoping to bury her in my back yard – preferably next year when used car prices wouldn’t be higher than any time in history – but she will instead spend eternity at a salvage yard in Ankeny, Iowa.

Rest in peace, old girl, I will miss you.

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