A Woman and her Car


Hi Everyone!!!
Someday, perhaps, in a different time - a different blog - another day, 
I might just get a post out by noon....
That's my new goal. Soon.

When I turned 16, (which was on a Friday), I was behind the wheel that night. My 76 T-bird was filled to the rim with girls laughing, talking smack about boys and re-applying our lip-gloss. We were headed for the drive-in. I've never looked back. Mom swears she didn't see me for at least 2 years.

My Mom always told me she'd never, ever be without a car. It was her source of freedom. Her way of dealing with the hardships of motherhood, a job and marriage, I suppose. 
I think she felt she always had an option sitting in the driveway... 
For me, I saw my car as a source of fun. A way to be in charge of my nightly destiny. 
Of course I've had a few wrecks and lots of speeding tickets.

However, as I have aged, I see my car as a necessity. It will always be a 'way out', like it was for my Mom, but I see it more as proof of my independence. I have grown very adept at taking car photos without even crossing the yellow line. I can also eat, put on make-up, dig out my CD's from the backseat, and have a deep conversation while applying lotion to my legs. Is it safe? Nope. But I still feel a bit of control when I get behind that wheel. And, I'm a very good driver...
Here is proof:
Do you also have a love affair with your driver's license? 
Off to hit The Citizen Rosebud's shoe shine!
Reva :)

10 comments:

Connie said...

Reva. You are the best kind of crazy. I drive in my bare feet. Is that against the law?

thorne garnet said...

No, because I don't know how to drive

Lynn Dylan said...

Girl! I shan't fuss at you for all of the above. What would be the use? And besides, I love you! Great photos, and I love love the little clip of Dustin and Tom. Love them both.

xoxo
Lynn

Underemployed said...

I'm almost convinced...

Carina Rosenholm said...

I cant live without my car! I go bananas' if it s broken Ore something ...
Love your necklace!
Xxx

Vix said...

They are great photos, Reva!
I don't drive, it's never interested me. I live within 20 minutes of the town so walk most places! xxx

Alex M said...

I have the same cover on my steering wheel!

menopauselsupermodel said...

Since i lived and currently live in the boonies a car is a neccessity!!
Got my drivers licence 6 weeks to the day after my 16th birthday (the first day possible) and never loked back!!
First car was a beat up 67 Dodge Dart!

Krista Gassib said...

Reva I just sold my car without getting a new one first, I feel so cut off! 2 months of this could break me:). Cute pictures but if I saw you on the road with your feet up I'd get nervous!
Xxoo

pastcaring said...

I am a non-driver, and am terrified at the thought of drivers doing their make up, eating, chatting and rooting around on the back seat while driving! Isn't that dangerous?! I'll stick to walking and public transport! xx

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