When I was young, I always dreamt of owning a Combie and for a short time I did! It wasn’t the one you see below……
Mine was the good old split screen.. in Canary Yellow.
Those of you that know ‘Combies’ will know just how cool that is! I paid a whole $600 for it. A steal at that price! It was so old and needed so much work but it was mine and I loved it….well I loved it long enough to realise it was a dream that wasn’t so important and I could let go of it, so I did.
WE ALL HAVE THEM
Big ones, little ones. Some realised, some awaiting fruition and some we’ve had to leave behind for one reason or another.
Happy to leave my ‘Combie Dream’ by the wayside, I QUICKLY moved on to a more reliable means of transport as this was going to take a labour of love to keep alive. I decided it wasn’t worth the effort.
The Combie in the photo below was much newer than mine and belonged to my daughter’s friend. Here they are setting off to follow their dreams. An adventure that took them across the other side of the country.
Young ones full of hopes and dreams, fun and laughter seeking a future of their own.
I love that about Youth
When we’re young the world is our oyster and anything seems possible. So much to do, so much to see. It’s all just one brilliant adventure!
In no time at all, daughter number one had made a new life in the east, met the man of her dreams, returned later to the West to marry ‘said’ man under Mulberry tree found deep in the South. Then together, travelled back east to buy their first little home of their own, 2000 miles away from where their lives began.
A lovely little real life fairy tale!
I look at them and wonder at their story, almost a mirror image of my young adventures. When I was young I did the very same thing. Leaving what I knew and venturing alone into the world, searching for my own dream.
Living in the east I was about to follow one of my dreams to ‘sing for Jesus’. Ready to set off with a group called the Continentals, when suddenly I was interrupted by ‘the man of my dreams’. Another dream shelved in order to take up the ‘get married, settle down build a house dream’. Very exciting for a young 22 year old.