Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7:23 pm

“I’ve just taken care of everything, except my husbands.”

Filed under: Fun,Sad — Lex @ 7:23 pm
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The little old lady from Pasadena Orlando is finally parking her car:

After 576,000 miles — more than a trip to the moon and back — in the same 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente, Rachel Veitch is stepping on the brakes due to age-related macular degeneration in both eyes.

She realized her vision had completely failed her in early March after running a “bald-faced red light,” Veitch told

“I am legally blind, so I can no longer drive my lovely Chariot,” she said by phone. “They don’t have to take it away, I would not dream of driving that car again.” …

She credits her near-obsessive dedication to the car as the main reason why it’s spent nearly half a century in her care.

“When I buy gas, I write down the mileage, the date and how many miles per gallon I got,” she told in 2009. “I’ve never been a destructive person and I’ve just taken care of everything, except my husbands.”

(h/t: Fred)


1 Comment

  1. You let your Volvo go, way too soon. Heh !

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8:06 pm @ 8:06 pm

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