Linda Hill hosts the SoCS challenge and prompts us every Friday. Check it out here.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “drive.” Use it any way you’d like.
Apart from getting custody of the dog when I separated from my husband in 1980, the only good thing to come out of the marriage was the fact that I learned how to drive.
I passed my test first time on February 15th 1978 and on the Saturday (18th) which was my then husband’s birthday, I presented him with my pass certificate, and gave an L plate each to my Mum and MIL. Sadly they did not understand the significance, and for all intent and purposes, my success was actually a non event as far as family were concerned.
Being able to drive now is a godsend, especially if we have a long journey to make or it’s an emergency and Hubby can’t drive. Gone are the days of having a car each as it is impractical as neither of us work now, but just occasionally we wish we still had two cars just in case one was off the road for any reason.
When we reach the state pensionable age of 66, we should be entitled to free bus passes. Not that Hubby can travel on public transport anyway, or that we would have any wish to in the current situation with Covid, but there may well come a time when neither of us can drive anymore, so at least we would have that option which is far cheaper than taxis.