Monday, June 29, 2009

The Sign Comes Down

My Mom sent me these photos she took as the sign was taken down outside my Dad's, now my brother's, car dealership.



It is so sad to see. Yes, my family is a bit bitter about the whole thing. It is so hard to see a business my father bought before I was even born and then spent years working hard to build up taken away from him in this way. When he bought the franchise all those years ago, it was in a different location with a tiny little lot that barely held 5 or 6 cars. Over the years he has grown the business and has done well and has been able to contribute to the community. Now, without any compensation, he is no longer a Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. It is difficult not to take that hard


My Dad recently retired and my brother has been running the dealership. He, my brother, is trying hard to keep the place going, and to maintain the relationships and maintain the reputation that the business has built over the years. You can still go get your Chrysler cars and trucks fixed there and of course they do still have a lot of pre-owned cars you can look at.


A few years ago, Ok... time passes really quickly, a lot of years ago the dealership added the Kia line. So you can still get new Kia cars, suvs and vans there. We love our Kia van!

So if you happen to be in the Mother Lode then look for a sign with this logo


That other sign is gone.

5 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh man...it must be really hard on your dad. :(

Alycia in Va. said...

...I pray the economy turns around soon.

Angela said...

Sorry this is so sad...Hugs......My dad went through a similar thing in travel 15 years ago and I cried for months, he moved on quickly:)

Bibliophile said...

Nathan took those photos and sent them to me. I am really sad and angry over the whole economic malaise we're in because of our corrupt leadership. The failure of Chrysler to uphold its agreements with its dealers is only a symptom of the deep problems we're having.

Cellista said...

Oh wow! I'm so sorry...
I really hate to think how much worse things can get. I don't think we have any idea...