Today I'm joining Linda at Mocha with Linda for meme Flashback Friday~How and when did you learn to drive? Do you have any particular memories associated with getting your driver's license? How old were you when you got your first car and what was it?
My dad was in the military and we were stationed at Edwards AFB near Lancaster, CA where they were developing the space shuttle. I used to see it flying piggy back all the time when I was driving on the base and into Lancaster. Little did I know then that it was the next rocket to space exploration. Ok...back to the subject: I learned to drive when I was 15-1/2 years old through a Driver's Ed class at my high school which was free and a part of our education. Mr. Boyette, the PE teacher was also the Driver's Ed teacher. I drove with two other students(I don't remember who) and was a horrible driver at first. I thought 35mph was too fast and clipped a few curbs when I made a right hand turn. I remember taking my driving test and passing. I was so relieved.
My parents only had one car~a big old blue station wagon so that's what I drove when they let me. My girlfriends and I even went cruising our downtown in that big blue car! I clipped a few curbs in that car too. After I graduated from high school and got my first job at Bank of America I bought a beautiful sparkly green VW bug. I loved that car!! I found a photo recently and scanned it for you. This is circa 1976.