Category Archives: Volvo Station Wagon

Michelle Fredette’s Volvo 240 Wagon

My first car was my second car, a white Volvo 240 wagon that mattered to me the way my actual first car, a tinny Subaru wagon with a troubling oil leak, never did. My dad bought me the Volvo when … Continue reading

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Mary Rhinelander’s Volvo Station Wagon

1978. A passenger in a smash Nutcase trauma from the crash* “I will never drive I want to stay alive” Became my Mantra. *Pieces of glass still work themselves out of my cousin’s scalp. 1988. “Can I go by subway? … Continue reading

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Tom Yoder’s Coefficient of Friction

Thunk! I was pulling away from a stop sign midway between Coeur d’Alene and Spokane when the driveshaft snapped in two. A loud thunk, then the motor revving wildly for a moment until I got off the gas and shut … Continue reading

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