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Monday, September 22, 2008

I think I'm totally gray NOW :)

Now I remember why Lloyd has mostly been giving Ashley her driving lessons! I don't think my heart can take another 20 hours of it! JK. You know I honestly don't remember either of my parents actually taking me out driving. Or it being so nerve wracking! Hmmm, how did they do that with out going totally nuts? I just don't remember driving with anyone with my permit! I remember going to DMV with my Dad and taking the written test...going with my oldest sister Lynne (on my exact b-day no less) and taking the driving test. (Side note-Cool big sister that she is she even let me use her car to go places the rest of the day, like the mall! Totally awesome for a newly sixteen-year-old with brand spanking new drivers license!) I just don't remember the in-between parts!

Oh sure, Dad let us drive all the time. I think before we could walk :). Definitely before I could reach the peddles. He'd work the peddles, I'd steer. I think that is how I wrecked the dune buggy at about 8 or 9 :P. Split that sucker right in two. (Step sisters flying out-into cactus plants...) Won't forget that hunting trip anytime soon. And when Mom was teaching in year-around school, and she was on break, she'd let me take the car to seminary or school. But not with her in it!

Funny thing about the dune buggy, is that the dune buggies were always stick shift, yet when I bought my first car (The Great Pumpkin -Triumph TR7) it was a stick shift... and I couldn't drive it! Getting it home was rather comical. I'm sure the guy I bought it from was cringing as I drove down the street. I know my brother he laughed at me. My best friend Traci ended up teaching me to drive a stick in her blue wonder car, the ever amazing Datsun/Nissan! (I think her baby brother finally buried it, in places unmentionable, years later). Even worse, I think during the 2 years I owned the Pumpkin, it only ran about 6 months TOTAL! I drove my totally sweet and very nice big brothers big gray monster truck more that I did it... Aw the stories of the pumpkin and big gray we could tell... (I can still see all the mechanics in the cat-shop cringe when they would see me coming! :)

So, if anyone reading can remember any fun or weird stories about car adventures as teenagers, or such, just post them in comments. Remember this is a G rated family site! Plus my daughter might read it and we don't want to give her any ideas (or ammo ;).

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hi Jan! Great to hear from you and I have bookmarked your blog :)