In May of 1996, Larissa was graduating from Scripps College. She had done a good job with her studies, and her parents decided to give Larissa a car as a graduation present. We purchased a used 1 year old Nissan Sentra at Roger Beasley Mazda in Austin. She came home the week before graduation, just after her exams were finished, to get the car. She and her Dad drove it to her home in Claremont, CA.