Grand Junction Remembers The Car They Drove To Take Driving Test
Do you remember the thrill of learning to drive and the angst of taking the driving test?
Although I have known kids that have put off getting their drivers license for as long as possible, I think most kids can hardly wait to get their license, their first car, and to get on the road. It brings a sense of adventure, independence, and coming of age.
I took the drivers ed class in high school, but I learned to drive long before then on a country dirt road in eastern Colorado. Whenever we would visit grandma and grandpa on the farm at Cope, my brother and I would take turns sitting on dad's lap and take the wheel for the three-mile drive out to the farm.
Remembering That Big Oldsmobile
My driving test car was my parents' big Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight - super nice care with all the bells and whistles including an 8-track tape player. That thing was as big as a boat, but, I think I passed with flying colors, despite being as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. There's nothing like having someone watching your every move and critiquing your just-learned driving skills.