Mark Your Calendar

Do you remember your first car?  I sure do!  It was a yellow 1973 VW bug, which I lovingly named “Sunny.”  He was bright yellow, had no a/c in this hot, Florida sun, but I loved bee-bopping around Orlando in that car.  He was M.I.N.E.  Until Tom decided it was time to trade him in on another newer car with air-conditioning.  You would think I would have been thrilled, but I cried all the way to the dealership.  And this was the last time I saw Sunny.

That is…until a couple of weeks ago.

I was stopped at a traffic light and noticed a 73 yellow VW bug right there next to me.  I smiled wondering if it could possibly be him.  You may or may not be surprised to hear that I actually waited for the Bug to go ahead of me in order to get a good look at his tail lights.  I could always tell by the way the tail lights looked.

I didn’t expect to see this…


My first car had now been classified an antique!  I didn’t even notice the tail lights! I suddenly felt old.  If this car – a mere 38 years old – was classified an antique, what did this make me?  For one thing, it made me glad people aren’t labeled with pale blue license tags…

Wait a minute!  My Social Security card is pale blue – oh no!  🙂

Seriously, do you remember your first car?  Why not spend an evening this week reminiscing those good times. Tom and I have enjoyed many a night remembering our first and our favorite cars.  Enjoy!!

♥ Fun Dates To Celebrate ♥


  • National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day – for those of you who work from home – this may be your normal.  If it’s not possible to do this, plan to change back into your pj’s as soon as you get home.


  • National Garlic Day – plan an Italian night in tribute to this tasty bulb.


  • National Look Alike Day – this one could be fun to go out on the town together dressed in color coordinated outfits.  Or if you look like a famous person, dress the part and see who you can fool.
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day – bake your cake and eat it too!


  • National Chocolate Covered Cashew Day
  • Kindergaten Day – Spend the evening coloring together.  Better yet…finger paint using pudding – on each other!
  • Happy Birthday to our Son day!  Yes, this is the day when we became parents – 29 years ago.  We love you, Jason!


  • Good Friday – spend an evening at your local church thanking God for the gift of Christ, and His willingness to die, even on a Cross for our sins!
  • Earth Day – Have a picnic, but be sure to pick up your trash!


  • National Picnic Day – Ah!  If you missed your chance to do this yesterday, you get a second chance….which also happens to be…..
  • National Second Chance Day – do you hear an echo in here?  What are the odds?


  • Easter Sunday – Alleluia, Christ is Risen!  He has risen – INDEED!

Now for what’s happening this week in Orlando


  • Winter Park – Taste of Winter Park on Wednesday, April 20th from 5p – 8p.  Cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
  • Winter Park – Morse Museum of American Art is holding their Open House all Easter weekend.  Admission is FREE.
  • Loch Haven Park – in celebration of William Shakespeare’s 447th birthday Orlando’s Shakespeare’s Theatre is presenting a FREE movie presentation of “Romeo and Juliet” on Friday, April 22nd outdoors in beautiful Loch Haven Park.


  • Sanford – Fourth Fridays Celebrating the Arts on Friday, April 22.  The event is from 6-8:30 PM at 230 East First Street in historic downtown Sanford.  Admission is Free.   



  • Winter Garden – The Garden Theatre presents, Sound of Music.  See site for prices and show times.  
  • Yalaha – the famous German Bakery, Yalaha Bakery, provides live entertainment each and every weekend.  This week is the music of Grant Peeples.  See site for times and location.  The music is FREE.  (NOTE:  the Yalaha Bakery will soon be opening right here in Orlando.)

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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2 Responses to Mark Your Calendar

  1. Annie says:

    Oh Debi, I really had a good chuckle over this. My Husband and I go to Vegas each year (this was our second year but it has become an ongoing tradition for years to come I am sure) with 2 other couples from church. Last year (our first) I ended up teasing one of the other husbands about music. And the whole time since I have teased him about being an old man (he is 10 years older than me). This year we went to the Shelby factory. He has a ’70 Mustang. Well somehow it came up that I was born in 1970. He turned to me and says “Oh you and my car were “born” the same year. Car guys call my car a classic. I may be old but you too are now a classic.” What a “nice” way to call me old! So…you are not antique, merely a Classic!! 🙂




    • Debi Walter says:

      Haha! I love this, Annie. I’ll be sure to refer to myself as a “classic” from now on. Not to be confused with “Classic Oldies.” 🙂


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