Friday, March 12, 2010

New Kid on the Block

Linda at Mocha with Linda is starting a brand new meme today!  Flashback Friday will ask a specific question about "back then" and you can answer on your own blog and then link to hers. Be sure to visit the other players! Here we go!  Thanks, Linda!

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 lived in Virginia when I became eligible to drive, but did not have a permit. My mom had a brand new yellow Camaro that we all loved. It was her first EVER new car. Every so often, she would let me drive, with her in the passenger seat, down a very slow street. Then my dad retired from the military and decided we were moving to Texas. That interrupted the progression of driver's ed for me since I was between 10th and 11th grade. I don't remember how I ended up getting my license in Texas, but I did, and I've been driving ever since.

My first car was when I was a junior in college. My mom got it for me. It was a Dodge Maverick. I was grateful, but I still had my eye on that (now no longer brand new) yellow Camaro! The Maverick lasted long enough until I was able to purchase my first vehicle that was my own, a Toyota Pick-up Truck.  It was bright red and we named it "Flash." I held onto it until I graduated from law school and left for Germany for to be an Air Force JAG.


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Camaro love, Baby.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Hey There, I'm not sure I have ever visited here before???

I think Flashback Friday is going to be great fun.

I enjoyed reading your driving memories.


SusanD said...

Love the name of your Truck, "Flash". Great story. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Blessings, SusanD

Mocha with Linda said...

So this really WAS a "Flash"back for you!

Fun story - thanks for sharing!

LOL - the word verification for my comment is siera. I always liked those Oldsmobiles.

quilly said...

Yelow Cmro or little red pickup -- hmmm, I think I would have loved either. My firsr real car was a Yellow Ford Fairlane Town & Country Station Wagon. I loved that car for its unique personality.

Barbara H. said...

Camaros were the cool cars when I was in high school! Well, except for Corvettes, which only a very few had.

Connie said...

My first time to your blog...this is a very fun meme. You looked very cool driving your mom's yellow camaro...that was one hot car back then and still is today! My dad was in the military too!


Kim said...

What a great name for a red car! :-)

So did you enjoy driving on the autobaun when you were in Germany?

Anonymous said...

Oh I so remember the Maverick. My first car was a yellow WV bug automatic if you can believe that. LOL Loved the story. :) Thanks for sharing :)

Melli said...

LOL! I always wanted a pick up truck! My husband, of course, has always had one -- and I drive it - that's no prob - but I always wanted one of my own! When I took my kids to Disney World I got a rental - and as it turned out they offered me a Ford 150 with extended cab. I said YES! I was sO excited when I got there and it was RED! BRIGHT RED! We were there for 8 days and it was all mine! It was during that week that I learned why I wasn't allowed to have a truck. Krysti bumped her head getting IN and OUT of that truck just about every time! But I looooooved that truck! That's what my hubby drives now - only it's champagne color. (not nearly so cool!) LOL! Of course - I ended up with the Expedition - cuz I had to tote kids... and STUFF! Anyway... I woulda loved your FLASH - I'm sure! I must have been a SUPER NERD... I never wanted a Camaro! They were nice and all... I just never coveted ANY car! Now I know I'm weird....

Anyway! Great story! (sure got me talking!)

Nel said...

Enjoyed your post! I like your new header. Are those crocus in your yard? So pretty!

until next time... nel

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Wow... I didn't know that.... maybe I should join next week.

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