|1930 Model A Ford Coupe|
to drive in the identical car when I was nine. I grew up on my Grandparents
farm on the South Dakota/Minnesota border. With a good wind you could
spit and hit either state, if you're into spitting, that is.
I lived with my parents during the school months but back to the farm in the
summers where I could drive all over the countryside in my Uncle's coupe,
South Dakota was the last state to require a driver's license..... 1954 and 1959
for taking an exam. That was only for men and women didn't need a license
until much later. Shows how many women were on the road. Haha
Little Beauty had the famous rumble seat and beneath that was a little fold-up
luggage rack. It was a magnificent place to carry your big chunks of ice for
the ice box. If the car didn't start, you set the spark (by the steering wheel)
got out the crank and gave it a few turns. There, one had to be cautious.
Don't let go of the crank as it could back-lash and break your arm.
As I was driving this morning, I was recalling all the driving changes.
And now, kids just don't have the freedom we had. We didn't have TV or
computers. but we had a radio and could drive. Lots of changes........
some good, maybe some not so good. What do you think?