Madi, I wish you a very happy birthday today dear furriend. Love and smoochies all day long to you.
I talked mom into a short reminisce about her first driving and getting her license as I never got the opportunity..unless I wanted to drive myself to the v-e-t.
Mom said she never had a learners permit. She just mooched time with any and all friends and neighbors foolish enough to allow her to learn in their cars. Her dad was working in the day of course and seemed adamant about weekends in NOT teaching her. So...she mooched around getting turns in other vehicles. Gotta do whatcha gotta do.
After she got the feel of a car down, of all things- she talked her victim...er...friend into letting her drive to and in Philadelphia, ( she was hoping to go to Strawbridge and Clothier) (dresses!!) (that turned out to be a no-go) which was 30 miles away from where she was in New Jersey at the time! She had to live up north a few years due to her Dad's work. (she is from Va.) So, off they went. Mom got her best most scary experience in Philadelphia traffic. Looking back she said she didn't know how she managed not to have an accident and her not licensed, only 16 years old and all that stuff. But eventually she got to be 17 and that was the legal age for a drivers license in NJ. She passed. Only thing she got dinged on was shifting into neutral before stopping completely. The examiner said that she didn't have control of the car when she did that. It made sense and he relented and allowed her to pass after a firm lecture (which mom took to heart).
Her driving on dirt roads leading to goodness knows where...all by herself and other silliness is legion in her own mind! :-)
Happy Birthday precious Madi. Mom and I truly love you and we send smoochies, sixteen of them from Tennessee.
This is a blog hop which I will make mom do her pitiful best to do.
pee ess: Can someone tell mom how to get all the blogs on the bloghop to show up at the bottom of my bloggie please? She just remembered she forgot to do the HTML...