Thursday, March 11, 2010


I'll be away for a few days and wanted to go ahead and get mine up...

A new meme!!!!
Taking a look back over at MOCHA w/ Linda
We'll be sharing a specific event seeing how similar - or different - we have been.

How and when did you learn to drive?
1974...The beginning of my journey down the 'driving' trail.
My parents required my attending Driver's Education @ a neighboring high school that summer. Four Saturdays in the classroom and 3 sessions driving in the car with a very-large, angry-looking man...reminded me of a Marine drill sargent...when he spoke YOU DID IT.

Here's what he was like: Once after mistakenly putting on my brake at the bottom of an expressway entrance ramp, he exploded...sliding across the bench seat, pushing me up against the driver's door and stomping on the accelerator like a handkerchief-wrapped wine glass forgotten. GEEZ, scared the patooty out of me, for sure! BUT...I passed the class with flying colors, thankfully.

The BLUE BEHEMOTH, like the above1965 Chevrolet Apache sidestep, short-bed truck with 3 on the column, was the vehicle to be conquered before Daddy would let me drive the family's NICE car (an Oldsmobile).

This wonderful "beauty" would get CAUGHT in 2nd gear...requiring me to put it in park, pop the hood and jiggle the gear shaft until it released...I KID YOU NOT.

I was SO know...that 15-yo perspective on WHO ALL is watching ME! Daddy was adamant my skills with a clutch would be phenomenal before having the car as my ride.

Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver license?
You know, I don't even remember going to get'd think such a huge time in my life would remain in my memory, but NOPE.

How old were you when you got your first car and what was it? Who paid for it?

Being 18 years old and having completed my senior year, Mom convinced Daddy (since Mom's car had been the only car available for my part-time job) I needed to have a car for driving to my full-time job over the summer before starting college. Go, Mom!! Here's a pic of what I got for $800...half my money, half Daddy's. Hey, it even had air conditioning!

Jer. 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Blessings,


Andrea said...

I love old cars...
Hope you have a great day,

Jackie said...

Love this post and blessed by your blog.....following now!!

Sweet Blessings!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

This was fun, sorry you will miss all the fun tomorrow, but you will be occupied with your own kind of fun I am sure.

See ya when you get back.


71 go girl!

Mocha with Linda said...

I'm surprised you ever drove after that instructor traumatized you!

Great stories ! Thanks for playing!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Wow, what a "nice" instructor. LOL I loved this story. I think I will blog about my first driving experience tomorrow and follow you. I started driving a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am, thought I was hot snot. I was scared to death of the power that car had. I went for my test, passed...then out for the driving part. I didn't even get started, the emergency brake cable was broke...they failed me. I was so upset with my Dad, bless his heart. LOL

I did pass the next time and I became Hot Scared Snot in a FAST Car with the T-Tops out. Woo Hoo LOL My first car was a 1984 Chevy 2dr Red Cavalier. I loved that car and drove it until it literally died.

Have a great weekend.



Heart2Heart said...

Love your slug bug and those cars are still going strong whether it's the old classic or the newer one, they are both super cute!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kim said...

LOVE VW bugs! We had one when we first got married.

I'd seen this meme on Mocha with Linda's blog and thought I'd give it a try too. If I can get a post written tonight since we're heading out early in the morning to take our friends to Sta. Rosa.

Have a wonderful/blessed/exciting time with the youth!!!

Nel said...

Don't you wish you had that truck now.
And VW's, that has always been my dream car, now that I am in my 50's I look at comfort a little more. Imagine that...

until next time... nel

bethelhome said...

Your story about your drivers ed teacher made me remember mine. If you did a "California Stop" he made you pull the car over and go apologize to the Stop sign. I only had to do it once.

Love the truck!

quilly said...

I also got my driver's license in 1974. I was 14. And I was forced to master the family pick up before I was deemed car worthy, but I never did drive my parent's car. I bought my own rig, much to my father's dismay.

Connie said...

My first car was a VW bug too! A green sparkly one! I loved that car...I bought it myself when I got my first full-time job in 1976.


SouthLakesMom said...

Love the curves on those vehicles!

And love the story about the instructor. Reminds me of the Brady Bunch episode where they told Marcia to imagine the driving instructor in his underwear -- and she was no longer afraid. Your drill sergeant sounds like being afraid was a GOOD thing anyway!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

We must've had the same instructor.

CeeCee said...

How fun! My instructor was so nice I stayed with him while he instructed more students. Thanks for sharing!

SusanD said...

Great story. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

Barbara H. said...

An instructor like that would be pretty intimidating!

My older kids had to learn on an old Zephyr before getting their own cars. It's kind if a family joke now.

Andrea said...

I love your new header!! Every time I see a VW Bug....powder makes me want one.

Blessings, andrea