Since we’re indulging in Mercury Mania, and “cabrios”, I will go ahead and share this with you, with some trepidation. Ok, 2008 was a long time ago, and I’d almost forgotten that Ralph ran again that year, trying to outdo Harold Stassen. The point of my picture is probably pretty self-evident: this is almost undoubtedly the only Grand Marquis (with optional faux cabrio-roof) that ever wore this bumper sticker. Even without the bumper sticker, this car is like a whale out of water in this part of town. Explanation: someone’s parents died. I’m seeing this pattern more often now. And maybe the sticker is still on to make sure the neighbors don’t get suspicious. I know you’ll keep any comments civil or light-hearted.
– November 3, 2011