Mocha with Linda has a great idea for a new meme. Today is the very first Flashback Friday.
So lest get to reminiscing shall we!!!!!!
How and when did you learn to drive?
If memory serves I was 16 when I got my drivers license. Back in the day they actually had Drivers Education classes in high school that were a required course. Our high school had several cars that we would all take turns driving around with the instructor in the front seat. I remember once I made a left turn and there was an oncoming car and apparently my judgment as to the safety of the distance between the oncoming car and the instructors judgment were vastly different as he about came out of his seat. Once he had recovered for his distress he gave me a very stern lecture of exactly ho to appropriately gauging a safe distance of an oncoming car.
Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver license?
Nope, I must have passed…were talking 30 plus years ago, who can remember that far back?????
How old were you when you got your first car and what was it?
Now this I remember. A 1962 Ford Fairlane.
I got it just before my 16 birthday. It was pure torture to see it sitting in the parking lot knowing that I cold not drive it until I got my license. One of my mom’s friends found the car for me. Sadly I do not have any actual pictures of this car from back when I had it but I found these on the internet. Mine was white just like this one!
Isn’t this a great car y’all!
It was made out of solid steel and was nearly indestructible, which is probably why my mom’s friend picked it out for me. Top speed was about 50 miles an hour, and it had red and white leather interior. It had an am radio that took about 10 minutes to warm up and start playing after you turned it on. The one distinct thing I do remember about the car was it had a very faded decal on the drivers side door.
My friends and had had great fun coming up with different scenarios about who W.W. was and what W.W. stood for. My particular favorite was “Wild Wanda”.
It was not exactly an eco friendly car as it guzzled the gas, which was probably a good thing as it did tend to make me a bit more discriminating in my decision to just go tooling around. But yes joy ridding was a favorite pass time. An let me tell you, this car was a bus, you could fit lots of folks in the front and back seat of this car, which now a days I would never let my soon to be driver even think about doing. But if memory serves they did not have the same restriction for beginning drives back then or either I didn't care about obeying the restriction or my mom simply did not know about them, either way if we all wanted to go somewhere as a group we always took my car because it could hold the most people.
Who paid for it?
I paid a whopping $200.00 cash money for this car and an extra $100.00 for new tires.
Did you have Fun Fun Fun 'til your daddy took your T-bird away?
Ya know what, for totally not being a car person and really not caring a lick about what I drive, I do miss that car. Cruising the McDonalds and driving around Stone Mountain on Saturdays. I don’t have many warm fuzzes abut my younger years but I remember enjoying this car!
On a sad bitter sweet note, I don't remember how long I actually drove that car but it was a really long time. In fact I drove it until it just wouldn't drive any more and then I had to actually pay a wrecker service to come and tow it off.
Great idea Linda!
What fun it was to remember my sweet little “W.W”