Riding down memory lane?

25 June, 2012 | | 7 Comments

It’s not like we haven’t been driving this van for the 9 years she’s been alive, but the Reigning Queen of Pink just discovered a new gizmo next to her seat.  It opens and closes, and there’s a little hole with a metal tray in it.  The following conversation took place at 45 miles an hour:

Reigning Queen of Pink:  What’s this?
BUMD, craning my neck around:  What’s what?
Reigning Queen of Pink:  This flippy thing that opens like this.
BUMD:  That’s the ashtray – where ashes go.
Reigning Queen of Pink:  For dead people?
BUMD:  What???

Because the only ashes she can imagine are the cremated remains of the car’s previous owners. 

The more I thought about it, the more sense it made.  Some people get really attached to their cars – it becomes part of the family.  What’s wrong with using it as a rolling mausoleum?  Maybe the car loves the old man THAT much, and isn’t ready to let go…  

I can just see the sale, though:  “Grandpa conveys with the car.”


  1. Lauren says:

    I just about peed myself laughing so hard! I love RQP ‘s thought patterns of the world around her. Instead of a mantel resting in a decorative jar there could be journeying with those you love on a daily basis in the ashtray. Bonus is many planes still have an ashtray holder in the restroom, travel with your love ones to whatever family adventure awaits on the landing but don’t forget to pick em up on the way out.

  2. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    @Lauren, exactly! Do you have to buy them a ticket if they fit in the ashtray?

  3. Diane Henders says:

    I love it! I’d originally thought I’d like my ashes tossed in somebody’s garden where I could do some good, but now I’ve changed my mind. I want to be interred in the ashtray of a 1966 Corvette Stingray. The 427, mind you, not that wimpy little 350.

  4. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    @Diane, only the best and fastest for you!

  5. Michelle says:

    ROFL! love it. only the average person’s ashes would probably fill *all* the ash trys in the vehicle. @ Diane, I’m w/you- 66 is a great year.

  6. FOBUMD says:

    Please let everyone know that Grandpa isn’t ready to convey yet. He’s actually touring and hiking in Switzerland. When the time comes though, a 55 Chevy might do. What a concept – we need to market that girl.

  7. Big Ugly Man Doll says:

    LOL, Dad – OK, I’ll make sure she knows not to check the ashtrays for you anytime soon. We’ll work on the Chevy!

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