Personalised plates

Smiling in Boise

If you have personalized license plates, what do they say?

Hi Laurie,

For my 40th, Ailsa got me the plates BEARFT

Those plates have been on several different vehicles, mostly 4WDs, over the last 21 years.

Because back then all my friends and family called me Bear (my nieces and nephews called me Uncle Bear – most still do, though no-one in Kaikoura uses that name, it stayed in Waitakaruru, I am still Bear on my visits there), and I was usually barefoot (though about 11 years ago Ailsa made the mistake of buying me some Crocs to use as hut shoes, and I have hardly been out of them since), and my love of driving was such that my car was more like my feet than my feet were.

So now my old Hilux has the plates, and it takes me into the back country, to places few go, over mountains, over rough tracks through steep country, through rivers – into the wilds that Ailsa and I both enjoy so much, though she is much more fond of actually walking than I am.

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