Jim Adams is hosting MLM’s challenge this week and featuring Eddie Money’s song “Shakin’.” The line about Rosanna’s daddy having a car she loved to drive reminds me of the car I learned to drive on ~ my dad’s rust-colored Plymouth Satellite. I recently used “Plymouth” in Code Names hoping that one of my brainiac friends would say satellite and indeed that happened. Not everyone would know this, but a guy on my team was from Detroit and knows the name of every car ever made (I think).
Anyway, I loved driving back then in Illinois when I was 16-17. I didn’t even mind starting the old Satellite 15 minutes before it was time to leave, when it was below zero, so it wouldn’t stall out in the intersections. Good times. Later, my parents let me drive their new car, a big Ford LTD II. That was super nice and didn’t need to be pre-started.
Once my dad called me to the dining room table when he was paying bills, including the Shell credit card he’d given me. You’ve been driving a lot, he said. Yes, I know, I said. I mentioned to him how much I loved to drive. Do you know how much gas costs, he asked. I did not. Eighty cents a gallon!
Yikes! I had to try to be more careful!
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