The owner came out of Cub to find me circling her vehicle, taking snapshots.
I told her I liked her car, and that I thought it was very personal.
She told me:
“A while ago, I decided to get rid of almost all of my stuff. I wanted to have only what I really needed. I was ruthless with most things, but I kept one box full of mementos.
“For a time, I lived in this car, and I was crowed, but I kept my box of keepsakes in the trunk. One day, when I was staying at a wayside rest, I got the idea to make a peace sign on the hood with my marbles.
“Now all of the things I couldn’t get rid of are attached to the car.
“Eventually the car will die and I’ll have to junk it. That’s how I’ll let go of these final things.”
She also told me she’s spent a fortune on adhesives, and that something called ‘Marine Goop’ is the best.
I’m looking at my trusty Toyota Tacoma with speculation.