August 6th, 2004

journies begin with the first step

Eulogy for Further...

My dear friends, we have gathered here today to celebrate the life of Further, which ended much too soon.

Further was born in 1988 as a black luxury modeled Thunderbird. Not much is known of Further's first 12 years of life, as he chose to keep silent. But in early autumn of 2000, I came across, poor berangled Further sat in what was meant to be his resting place. I was coming down from my previous car's love/hate relationship, and needed something fast and reliable enough to last a few months. I saw Further, looked over his rough exterior and scowl and decided to take a chance. $400 later, I had him and christened him Further, in honor of Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. There wasn't much you could say wrong about him. True, he didn't have a shiny pretty face, but the inside was surprisingly nice. He had power everything, a sun roof, a little knob that let you adjust the seat positioning. He and I got along fine. He had a nice little engine growl about him that let me know that he was ready to roll, his heat could set you on fire if it was on high, and I always danced along with his musically ticking of the turn signals.
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