Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Escort

Please forgive me while I take a meander down memory lane. {{{Here's where those wavy lines go across the screen, like on Saved by the Bell.}}}


The year: 1985


The car: White Ford Escort, with a hatchback


The fashion: Culottes. Pink culottes.


The conundrum: Picture, if you will, the back seat of a Ford Escort. Three seats, right? Three seats. Five kids. Hmm...


The solution: The two smallest children ride in the hatchback portion of the car, naturally. Pop that little hatch open and you have a virtual in-car playpen, folks. I have many (okay, a few) fond memories of flying down the freeways of L.A. in the 'trunk' of the Escort. Carrie and I had our own little world back there. It. Was. AWESOME.


I would give my RIGHT ARM for a copy of this picture of my mom and I on my first day of school. We're getting into the Escort. My mom's wearing her totally rad pink culottes. Only my mom could get away with pink culottes (she always has a really good tan). I love that picture. Those were such simple times. (Simple for me, anyway. I was five.)
Ah, the Escort...
Thanks for humoring me, everyone. I'd also like to thank the folks at Google for providing the lovely Escort image. (Although, I think that I'll probably be the first and last person to search Google for a picture of 1980s-style pink culottes. Don't waste your time, people, it DOESN'T EXIST.)

5 comments:

Anne said...

Making fun of my clothing?

Kathy said...

My kids would love to ride in the hatchback. When I tell them to get to the back of the suburban (meaning the back seat) they go all the way to the back and want to ride in the storage area in the back. I remember riding home in the trunk a time or two as a kid.

elise said...

Not 'making fun', Mom! Those culottes were RAD. :)

Tawny said...

LOL Totally drove a BLACK 1985 ford Escort Hatchback for 6 years!!!
But, i never owned any Pink Cullottes :(

Chady said...

The first car I bought was a 1990 ford escort my senior year of high school. It was only a 2 door, but I thought I was pretty cool. LOL It actually looked almost just like that picture