When I was a kid, the only car I owned was a car that I was proud of.

That car was a 1967 Ford Escort that was a four-door sedan with four doors and was owned by my mom, a retired nurse.

I was in college, in a car with two kids and the thought of driving a car was something I wanted to do every day.

But as I grew older, I grew more and more attached to my old car.

It wasn’t that I wanted it to be the one I drove every day; it was that I loved it.

I remember the day my mom gave it to me as a present.

She didn’t even realize that it was the last car she ever drove, or that it had been retired.

I had a lot of questions about it.

Why did it go so long?

What was the reason it didn’t get better?

I remember sitting in the living room, listening to the radio.

The radio was telling me that the Escort had an engine problem and that it could be fixed in five minutes.

I didn’t understand why that was possible, but I was happy to have it fixed.

I loved the car so much that I would have been happy to own it if I could have had it.

The Escort I loved so much is no longer there.

I am glad to have the opportunity to tell the story of the Escorts life, but the Escorted that I knew before I was even born, the one that I drove on a regular basis for the better part of the 20th century, has disappeared.

A new generation of millennials is driving less, spending less time on the roads and the economy is struggling.

But a new generation is not driving any less.

What does this mean for us?

The Escorts lifespan is now nearing the end.

We live in an age where, for most of us, the first car is the one we drive when we are younger.

And what happens when the last Escort is gone?

A car that is no more.

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The car that you love has passed.

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