There he was ..
lap … A drive somewhere … destination unknown … ” Forget your worries … Just dress for a magical ride , very old school style …” was all he had said . As an afterthought , he added , ” We will driving in the Queen Mum’s car … ”
It was Sterling , a mysterious and elegant man . I liked to call him my gentleman friend . He made me feel very old fashioned . I like that . He was a charmer , and loved fine , fine cars , and …. stylish ladies … and loved them in combination . He was calling me out of the blue as he often did , to take me for a spin , and I was always ready … He had that way about him . .
What adventure awaited me today ? I wondered as I chose my clothes , Pearls , a charcoal grey suit , a vintage sequined sweater circa 1957, , same era as the car , and white lace sandals with very high heels .
We were traveling back in time . And iit was beautiful … I could simply sit back , and sail away with the breeze from the lake , and let the sun caress my face as we drove . Sterling was taking care of everything . The car sparkled , like the day . A 1953 Daimler , once owned by the Queen Mother … it had known some glory in days gone by .
He was taking me to high tea some where very special , he said …. Sweeping me away , white horse and all . I stepped into the car … interesting , the feel of very old , very special automobiles . seems to make my head spin .. and we drove into a world gone by . He sang as we drove , singing jazz hits of years gone by . I sat back , listening , my mind meandering like his songs . Old fashioned . Black and white movies . were going through my head . And the glory of summer as we drove down to the lake . He sang , ” Volare , ” and then would change it up , and sing old tunes he loved . I let the wind play with my hair , and the sun kiss me .
We were in a time capsule now , or making our own … Antique cars are like magic carpets …. or genies …. and any thing can happen ….. especially with Sterling at the wheel …. The Windsor Arms , perhaps ?
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