Friday, March 12, 2010

Flashback Friday 03.12.10

Welcome to the first Flashback Friday!

This week's flashback revolves around our early driving experiences:
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?

I didn't learn to
drive until I was about 20. During my teen years, I had a boyfriend who drove me everywhere I wished to go. And some places I didn't wish to go, like keg parties, junkyards and beer stores in New Hampshire.
( Mann Act? Pfft!)
Around my twentieth birthday, I decided that since my boyfriend had become my husband and we had a nice little baby, I should learn to drive.
Mostly, because he had to work,and he couldn't drive me around anymore.
I walked a lot. But the grocery and the pediatrician and anyplace remotely interesting was too far to go on foot, pushing a baby carriage.
I asked my girlfriend to teach me to drive. She was patient and kind. Her car was a 5 speed. I didn't get the hang of it.
So I asked my husband to teach me. He was neither pa
tient nor kind, but his car was an automatic. I progressed nicely. I just used earplugs.
My first car was a 1988 Nissan Pathfinder.

I picked it out and I paid for it.
I drove it for about 10 years.
So began my love affair with Nissan automobiles.

Cruise on over to Mocha with Linda for more Flashback Friday!


  1. This is a wonderful story! It made me laugh out loud. I even read it to Amoeba and he laughed, too.

  2. You are a natural storyteller! I agree with Q!

  3. Earplugs great idea, even now.

  4. Great story. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

  5. Loved reading this! Thanks for playing along!

  6. That would have been motivation for me to learn to drive, too!

  7. LOL! My husband is a very patient man... but I would NOT want him to teach me to drive! Thankfully we didn't meet until MANY years after I had been driving! This was great though! What fun memories these are!

  8. Glad you learned despite your hubby's impatience! I taught a friend to drive because her husband (they were from Pakistan) said that if he tried to teach her it would make him pull all his hair out. LOL Gotta admit, there were times when it made me want to pull mine out too :-)

  9. LOL Too funny you used earplugs. LOL I enjoyed reading this my friend :)

  10. Isnt it funny how that nice little baby turned into a funny looking dude. Granted he's super awesome and totally patient and probably wont be sent to jail for killing his sister. That nice little baby sure did not get his patience from his father cuz he was super patient when he taught me how to drive.

  11. What a fun memory. Glad you were able to look beyond your husband's impatience, they are like that sometimes. lol I can't imagine not driving.

    until next time... nel


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