• Wendy Merron

    Great story, Susan! I’ll bet that your comment impacted your brother in more ways you can imagine.

    • Thanks Wendy, It did, Years later, he still talks about that time and my Peanut Butter quote. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    I love that story. The frustration and irritation, all that energy over what was really something kinda funny. It’s amazing how easily we can twist ourselves into knots over nothing.

    • Hi Debra, It really is, isn’t it. Now we laugh about it. Even now, many years later my brother has said how he wished I still had that car. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    The funny part about this, if you had that car now it would be considered cool. Nostalgia is funny like that. The things that seem to be all wrong in the past are often the things that can bring the happiest memories.

    • That is so true Jon, I have very fond memories of that car and that time. 🙂

  • Krystyna Lagowski

    Aw, that’s such a sweet story. And Jon’s right, the Nash Metropolitan is a collector’s car. Check on ebay to see what it’s worth. You were so ahead of your time! Thanks for the shout-out, I’m thrilled to have inspired your story.

    • Hi Krystyna, I did and boy how I would love to own one again…. who knows, maybe some day. 🙂

  • Nash! Well it’s a classic now. Not sure about the Metropolitan model but in the classic car world, Nash is valuable. Peanut butter is a great analogy for your story! Thanks.

    • Hi Pat, It was a 59, blue and white two one with blue and white leather seat covers to match. It really was a cute car. 🙂

  • Oh how I liked this and yes you are so right about life and peanut butter and how I would have loved to have a little car like Betsy………..

    • Hi Jo-Anne, Thanks so much. I did wish I still had my Betsy. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Everyone must have at least one car that brings back a lot of memories. Just think of all the quirky cars that are now very popular. There’s a certain amount of quirkiness I find appealing in mini Coopers. Quirky is now cool.

    • I agree Jeri. My little car’s memory certainly did that for me. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    That’s a great story Susan! I would have loved that car. 🙂

  • Betsy sure had lots of “spunk!” I would have been mortified as a young person too, but as you mature, you realize these are the kind of things that keep life fresh and interesting.

    • LOL, that she did Aleshia, Like you, I think my brother was in the majority with that thought at that time about my little Betsy. 🙂

  • Life is like peanut butter and I love what you say be happy with what you have. We all are blessed in different ways. I enjoyed your story but loved the message. Isn’t funny the things that we think are uncool become cool as things age. I had a 59 Convertible Chevy Impala. My husband was watching a car auction on TV and one sold for $125,000.00. All I can remember in 1965, I couldn’t wait to get a new car. Of course today with gas prices the way they are I say to husband at least you don’t have to put gas in a car that gets about 10 miles to the gallon. Times do change

    • Hi Arleen, Thanks. Indeed they do. My little Betsy was $1,500 at the time. Now it costs around $15,000 as a fixer-upper. I would still love have one. 🙂

  • As always a great story Susan and you made me remember the old VW beetle I used to drive at Uni.

    • Thanks so much Susan, It pleases me that I was able to bring those memories back to you. 🙂

  • Susan — love your car story. When I was a kid we had a very, very old used Chevy. My brothers and I learned to drive and got our licenses driving — Betsy! Yes, that was her name. We didn’t have much money, and one day the three of us decided to paint the car. We took our paint brushes (true) and painted the car black, it’s original color. Whenever we saw a friend approach we’d all run into our back yard we were so embarrassed. My oldest brother decided it would look neat if we painted a thin red stripe around the car. So he applied two rows of masking tape so that the line in between the tape would be nice and even. You guessed it. When he removed the tape, he also removed our new paint job!

    • Hi Jeanette, That is a great memory and a great story. I could just see that all happening in your telling it. Did you repaint the car again after the tape disaster?

      • Susan — good question. I honestly don’t remember. But I assume he did a touch-up — with the paint brush!

  • Along Came Mary

    Susan, your podcasts are always so marvelous! I admit, when I began reading, I did think, how will Betsy the Car relate to peanut butter…and how will peanut butter relate to life?! 😉 Awesome!

    • Hi Mary, I can just see the puzzled look on your face and then the smile when the connection was revealed. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Scott

    Susan I can definitely say that your car as your story is one of a kind. I love that she had a mind of her own. Does your brother still remember the car and has his memories turned fond over time?

    • Thanks a bunch Elizabeth, my little car was that for sure. My brother has often remarked how he wished I still had my little college car.

  • Margaret Duarte

    “There is a lesson in just about everything we do in our lives.” So true! Love you story–and, of course, the illustrations.

    • Thanks so much for thoughts Margaret. I do agree. the key is to be paying attention so that we see the lesson when it presents itself. 🙂

  • Lubna

    Hmmmm Guess, this was a lesson I needed. I always say, life is a wheeler coaster ride, with its ups and downs, its twists and turns, one needs to hang on tight and enjoy the ride.

    • That is such a great to see life’s experiences Lubna. It can be fun and exciting and then hair-raising and scary. In the end the ride ends. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love that comparison between life and peanut butter. Peanut butter does taste great. Almost everyone I know likes it except my MIL.

    • Thanks so much Krystle, My brother still talks about that comparison today. Hum, your MIL doesn’t like it? … to bad for her. 😀