Sunday, September 2, 2012

Automotive Memories.....Your First Driving Experience, A Moment Locked In Time.

There Are Some Things in Life We Never Forget

No Matter How Old and Forgetful We Become!

Share Your First Driving Experience!

Don't Forget to Add Your Pics!

As we age, many things in our lives become distant, blurry, half-memories.  We don't actually forget them, they just become a little blurry! LOL.  However, one thing just about everyone can remember is the first time they drove.  It's just such a great feeling that it becomes burned in.  It's just a great feeling!

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While reading through my daily reading digests, I came across an article in one of my favorite blogs,  The article entitled, "How Did You Learn To Drive?", by Patrick George, caught my eye and my husband and I just started reminiscing about how we learned to drive. That feeling of "total control" when you first take the wheel, no matter what age you are, is just really "cool"! LOL  It's a great topic of conversation not matter where you are or who you're with because EVERYBODY has a story to chip in.  Try it next time you need to "break the ice" at a boring occasion, you'll be the hit of the dinner table!

1959 Oldsmobile 98 Regency...the car that
'daddy let me drive'!
My own experience happened when I was just 5 or 6 years old, (ok, I'm a little unclear of the exact age, but, I am....whoops, almost gave it away there!  Suffice it to say, it was quite a few years back....LMAO!), and my dad, a Chicago police officer, sat me on his lap and took his own hands off the whee and let me drive his 1958 Oldsmobile down the road....  Now, if you're any kind of mathematician at all, that should give you a pretty good idea of the year we're talking about!  Anyway, what an awesome day that was.  It changed the way I felt about everything!  From that time on, all I wanted to do was grow up enough to experience driving on my own.  Now my hubby, Larry, says the first time he ever drove was with his dad in a 1959 Studebaker Lark! (We're pretty close to the same age, although, he does have me by a couple years! LOL)

Larry's first "drive", 1959 Studebaker Lark. (Kinda
looks like a "Rolls Royce 'wannabee"! LOL
Regardless of what year it was or who it was that let you drive, I'll bet you can answer that question without too much hesitation, right?  Like I said, it's just an awesome feeling to have that much control over something that powerful and the first time you do it....well, it makes an impression!.  

So that's the question of the day.....what was the very first vehicle you got to drive?  We'd love to hear your stories (and see your pictures!).  Larry and I had a good 1 hour conversation that included some really good memories and lots of comic relief!  Larry's got me digging around in the old picture boxes and trying to find some our old photos.  If I find them, I'll be glad to publish them for ya!  Be sure to send us your pics too!  Let's see what some of us were driving around back in the day!

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