The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Farewell forever, Festiva


February 11, 2021


The editor recently said goodbye to his beloved 1988 Ford Festiva, a car he's had since 2005.

I bid adieu to a lifelong friend last month. It wasn't of the human variety or even living – it was my 1988 Ford Festiva.

I've written about her in this space once before. The Festiva is a four-speed compact that more closely resembles a pregnant roller skate than a vehicle. I inherited her from my grandfather, who drove the go-kart since I was a wee tyke. I kept the "little white car" humming from my freshman year of high school until her departure from my back yard last month – a proud feat, if I do say so myself.

I hadn't driven her as much as I would have liked to in recent years. S...

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