White Cars

I noticed it yesterday but didn’t think about it much. There were an awful lot of white cars, new cars, lined up row after row of fresh imports on the docks. Several lots in fact with the occasional silver, black or red tossed in for seasoning. But most were white.

Today, looking at the cars on the roads while traveling to the airport, there is no question that well more than 50% of those cars are white and it might climb as high as 75% when looking at the Nissans and Toyotas and other small cars.

Took my mind off some of the other thoughts I had about this particular part of the world. It is an area where the major book stores have some selective gaps. One can buy coffee table photo books of most of the major cities. Certainly Damascus, but not Jerusalem. You can buy language courses for Russian, Chinese, Hindi but not Hebrew. You can find books on any religion, with one notable exception. I don’t know it bothers me so much; these gaps in world view are not unexpected.

I didn’t look at any of the Atlases, that knowledge I didn’t need.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to White Cars

  1. Stuart Moxley says:

    Shrink Wrap? If the cars were in the port they were probably shrink wrapped. White is the standard color. Start watching you will see lots of them in any port where cars are being shipped.

    • Holly Doyne says:

      Yes, these were shrink wrapped, but you could still tell black, red, silver and white even with the wrapping! Most of them were partly unwrapped which seriously aided in my guessing ability….

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