Making a Statement in a Little Pink Volkswagon
April 24, 2017 6:15pm CST
I came across this photo on Pixabay this morning and it reminded me of the only pink volkswagon I've ever seen. It was back in the 1950s and my parents had a rather flamboyant lady friend who used colour in such a way it slashed through the drabness of our own everyday life. One way she made her colour statement in the world was by driving around in her little pink car, turning all eyes as she drove by. Whenever I think of that woman now, I remember her car more clearly than the woman herself. Well, the car and her permed blue rinse hair and the glistening pearls she wore in the day-time.
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what a coincidence. i just saw a yellow beetle this morning and it made me smile. they always do. both the old original shape and the new one. way back in high we had a female teacher who drove what we call the batman car. we also had a teacher who would wear one color all over, for example, red blouse, skirt, shoes, bag, hair accessory and earrings.
When I was about seven we had a teacher at school who drove a lilac coloured car. We all (the students) called it Mr DenDekker's Easter egg. The car was shaped similar to the Fiats I see now. Every time I see a pastel coloured car I think of that Easter egg.
I love color and imagine someone like her who loves color is hard to forget. My best friend had a VW - red and she painted black spots on it. I have a photo somewhere from my wedding with her car in my driveway. I might have to find that photo...