Friday, March 12, 2010
Flashback Friday Debut - 3/12/10
Mocha With Linda is starting a new meme that sounds like fun -- Flashback Friday will give us a chance to swap stories about specific times/experiences in our lives. You can join the party by posting your flashback on Friday and then linking up over at Linda's blog.
This week's Flash Back: How and when did you learn to drive? Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver license? How old were you when you got your first car and what was it? Who paid for it?
Driver's education was part of the school curriculum. It was so exciting when you finally enrolled for it. And also a little scary. You never knew who you were going to get stuck with. Most of my classmates were farm kids. They were already experienced in driving tractors, trucks, and other farm implements. Then there were the not so experienced drivers. Some had been driving on their permits for some time. Others had never been behind the wheel. Scary!
There were always five of us in the car. The teacher and four students. On the passenger side, the teacher had his own steering wheel, brake, and gas pedal. Just in case he had to help the student behind the wheel. Or save us from being a statistic. I don't remember which of my classmates were assigned to my car, but overall it was a pretty uneventful experience. I still remember the fear of having to parallel park for the first time. Oh the agony of it all. lol.
If you didn't pass the class, you didn't get your driver's license. I still remember walking out of the DMV with my new license. It was a liberating feeling.
I was 20 when I bought my first car. It was a Ford Torino. Gold and black. My second car was a Chevy Camaro. Baby Blue. Yep, I was into muscle cars. Still am! lol.
Thanks to Linda for hosting this new meme. If you'd like to play along....you know what to do.
Peace and Joy,