Remember when we went searching in the dark for my lost car?
Unless you’re my college roommate, you won’t remember this embarrassing night. It’s one of those stories that was embarrassing at the time, but incredibly hilarious to think about years later. Let’s have a quick story time today, shall we? Oh, and scroll to the end for some fun and free printable stationery in celebration of National Letter Writing Month this April.
My very first day of college was a long but exciting day of schlepping my belongings up three flights of stairs, doing forty-two ice breakers with my orientation group and meeting all of my first-semester professors. By the end of that day’s orientation activities, I was more than ready to get back to my room and start unpacking.
When I set my shiny new student ID on my desk, I noticed my car keys and it occurred to me that I had no idea where my car went to. Once I had unloaded my boxes onto the lawn outside my dorm early that morning, my mom was super nice and moved my car out of the way so someone else could pull up alongside the curb. Well, I’m guessing it was now about 10 p.m. and my rule obeying self started freaking out. I was pretty sure my mom had mentioned parking my car on a side street, and I panicked that I would get a parking ticket if I didn’t move it to the correct parking lot.
I had gotten the phone number of a girl in my orientation group earlier that afternoon and, even though I’m far from outgoing, I called her in a panic. I have no idea what I told her, but I imagine it went something like this: “Hey brand new friend, want to go roam the dark streets in search of my missing car?” When she agreed to come along, I knew this girl and I were destined to be friends. I mean, it’s not at all creepy to have some random girl ask you to walk around town in the dark in search of a CAR. Who loses their car?
I didn’t have a fancy remote for my car, so no panic button to press. Instead, we walked up and down the side streets on the perimeter of campus. It was super dark and there were few street lights in this little town, so we did our best to keep our eyes peeled for my trusty old Grand Am. I’m pretty sure we walked up and down several streets multiple times, it was too dark to see where we were going and we were not familiar with the town.
After what seemed like an eternity, I finally called my mom (who was sound asleep by now) to ask where my car was. My mom has since said I was the child she was least worried about going to college, but that phone call sure made her question my ability to survive college.
We did eventually find my car and I successfully avoided getting a parking ticket. Oh, and I made a lifelong friend that night, although she would probably tell you that she has no idea why she continued to hang out with me after our creepy car search. College memories are some of the best, aren’t they?
‘Remember When We’ Printable Stationery
I love thinking of memories like this one, and it’s really fun to reminisce about them with friends and family. I don’t get to see my college roommates in person very often, but I do think about them a lot. So I designed these printable note cards so I can jot down all of those memories whenever they come to mind.
I wanted to share this printable stationery with you so you can recollect stories with your loved ones. Those stories are filled with experiences that bond your friendship, so it’s always fun to remind each other of them. That time you lost your car in college, you and your sister’s frilly Christmas dresses…whatever the memory, jot it down really quick and mail it to the person in your memory.
I find myself texting these types of stories to my friends all the time, but I think it’s way more fun to mail them one of these cards. Those stories are sure to bring a smile to the face of its recipient when they open their mailbox. Don’t you just love mailing smiles?
You can download this printable stationery by clicking here. Print a few copies on card stock and keep them by your computer or couch so they’re handy to grab when you have a memory to jot down. Seal them in an envelope, add a stamp and mail it to your friend. This is an easy way to let old friends know you’re thinking of them, even when you don’t get to see each other very often.
What’s a funny ‘remember when’ story you’d like to share? It’s story time, so leave me a comment and tell me yours!
Thanks for stopping by today,
P.S. If you’re looking for more printable stationery, you might enjoy the watercolor greeting cards I shared in this post.