My New Sweetie: Tootsie, a 2020 Hyundai Tucson After much painful car shopping, I have purchased my last car. I call her Tootsie, short for Tucson. She has all of the latest safety features, and I must get used to them. Driving her home on Monday, after not having driven a car but once in... Continue Reading →
Not Everyone is a Natural at Driving
Savoy Auto Museum, Cartersville, GA My friends, driving just doesn't come natural for me, Oh, how I wish it was like playing piano by ear. I am flummoxed by directions that bring me to tears, As I travel south when it's really north I'd planned to steer. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #247 from... Continue Reading →
An Auto Museum as a Balm to My Overworked Heart
Savor Auto Museum, Cartersville, GA Here I am at age 70, and after a lifetime of being the employee of the month or seen as a "miracle worker" on my jobs, I am still unable to let go of the need to give my best to the world. For anyone who also follows me on... Continue Reading →
Let’s Ride! Saturday Six-Word Story Prompt
Her Spider demonstrated an adventuresome spirit. Written for My Random Ramblings' Saturday Six Word Story Prompt: Spider. Photo from cargurus.com.
Now, If I Could Just Learn to Park!
Twice in the last two weeks I have almost been late for an appointment because I couldn't find two empty parking spaces side by side. Previously, I wrote about learning to drive at age 50, but parking is a whole other animal. I have asked my husband, Douglas, to teach me to park, but he... Continue Reading →
Stolen Sweet Moments
I looked at the old car in the weeds, Remembering the sweet moments we shared. Kisses stolen as we sat by the lake in it, That was as far back then as we dared. You told me one late August night That someday you and I would be wed. I thought that you were kidding... Continue Reading →
Back in the Passenger Seat Again
I am once again a passenger, dependent on someone else to drive me wherever I need to go, mainly for two reasons. First, I cannot drive here because the cars in Portugal that we can afford to rent are manual transmissions. I have no idea how to crank one up, much less drive one. I... Continue Reading →