One of the other cars my family had growing up was a 1973 Ford Country Squire. Richer families than ours may have opted for the Mercury version of the same car, which featured a fussier grille, more raised moldings on the taillights, different hubcaps–you know, the signifiers of somewhat more wealth.
What stuck me about this particular Mercury wagon is the name: Meteor Montcalm. Something just feels weird about that combination. A Meteor and Mount Calm? It sounds like a strange fable about a a little sleepy Swiss town on a mountain that’s about to get wiped out by a meteor but they’re all too calm and lazy to give a shit and they end up a smoking crater except for like a little shepherd girl and her sheep.
Is it just me? It’s a weird name, right?