The Random Writings of Rachel: "How Do I Open the Door?"

"How Do I Open the Door?"




A lifetime ago (for me, anyway), my Dad was the proud owner of a '72 Cutlass. This is the car that he and my mom brought me home from the hospital in. It wasn't too long thereafter when it was discovered that cars with only two doors are not the most family-friendly vehicles, and the Cutlass gave way to the station wagon, the conversion van, and, finally, the green 15-passenger van (nicknamed, "The Giant Pickle") that were to come.

My uncle bought the Cutlass. It hasn't been seen much in the past few years, however. I suppose it's a little grumpy, it's not appreciating being in it's forties as much as it might. But he had it out this weekend to drive my cousins to their homecoming dance, and I asked for a few pictures with the car that brought me home from the hospital. I mean, how often do you get the opportunity for a photo shoot like that as an adult? And how often do your parents use a sports car from the 70s to take their infant home for the first time?

* The title of this post is what I asked when I was inside. I didn't want to break anything, ya'll!

p.s. I'm wearing a purple shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and am highly fashionable and therefore this is a fashion post and I'm linking up with Fall Fashion Week. (as everyone should). And because the leaves are red, yellow, and orange, I'm linking up with Katie!

37 comments:

  1. How lovely to be in the car that brought you home as a newborn! My father in law had a car in his youth and my husband grew up seeing his dad's car and wishing to own it. When my husband was 19, his dad gave him the car and he was over the moon! :) Mandy xMakeMeUpMandy

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  2. You are so colorful and I love it! Great pictures, too!

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  3. Sweet ride! And I love that the stripes in your hair match your sweater!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  4. Aw that's so cool you still have the car in the family! It's pretty sweet. Love your boots!

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  5. love these pictures!! and the fall colors :)

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  6. What a gorgeous color combo Rachel. You look so pretty.
    xo
    Lenya

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  7. Oh that's so cool! What a fun car too :)

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  8. I love these pictures! Perfect fall fashion photo shoot.

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  9. Wow, this is such a fab car! Too bad that it´s become grumpy. ;) Great outfit you´re wearing, you and the car look good together, by the way. :)

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  10. Aww, how cool is that! Glad it's still in your family. Love the fall foliage and your cute fall outfit.

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  11. Cute boots and it's cool that the car is still in the family. :-)

    Mo

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  12. Love the boots! So funny they brought you home in that!

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  13. I LOVE your vest- it's crazy cute and looks so good on you!

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  14. my parents had a car that was similar to that color! love your vest!

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  15. That car is awesome! And I love that your parents have a 15 passenger van called "The Pickle." My parent's red 15 passenger van is called "Clifford (the big red van)" after Clifford (the big red dog). Haha.

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  17. I love patterned tights! I pick them really easily though, so I go through quite a few pairs. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

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  18. so cool that you have such a great memory tied to that car, even if it's not as pristine as it used to have been.

    i love how you can always pull off such colorful legs.

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  19. I hope you planned your outfit around your hair, because I love that it matches!

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  20. How neat, Rachel! I love this! I wish I knew what kind of car brought me home from the hospital. I haven't the slightest idea. What an interesting thought! Oh, and these pictures are so, so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Love those bright blue pants - you look like Supergirl! :D

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  22. I love your hair! Also, the car is pretty nifty. :)

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  23. Really like those boots! you pull off the colors well!

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  24. Love the cars and your boots, lol.

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  25. Fab car + pics! Those boots are to die for!!! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. Awesome car. My dad is a big muscle car guy. He took me home from the hospital in one, but had to sell it shortly after because they needed the money. Oh the sacrifices parents make for their children (and he STILL makes me feel bad about it! lol). Love your pictures- definitely a rare opportunity!

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  27. This car is in such mint condition! How awesome that it was kept in the family. I love your outfit - I am always looking for more ways to wear my denim vest.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  28. I'm loving your boots - AND the fun car. :)

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  29. This is absolutely adorable and how cool to pose next to the car that took you home from the hospital! That is awesome. Love your color combo and that denim vest too!

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  30. That car is in mint shape! It looks like a boat...but cooler ; )

    How did you know to choose purple against the car for your outfit? Or was that just a happy coincidence to make you really pop?

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  31. Love the pics Rachel! And your boots - yum!

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  32. I love your outfit, and that car is a beauty!

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  33. Wow that's so cool! Your pictures came out amazing! I think I was brought home in a Cutlass too. Sadly it was wrecked while I was really young.

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