The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

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.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

  1. lalitanju says:

    Beautiful pictures water drops

  2. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Yes, it is good to know how to drive. Long back even after getting the license, I did not drive. Then one day I thought I should and started. I enjoy driving. Wishing you and your family all the best.

  3. I say hold onto the car as long as you’re able. I’m not a fan of public transportation. It’s a great thing, but I don’t like using it because the busses never seem to arrive on time and the seats are so uncomfortable!

    • Hi Michael. We like the convenience and independence of having our own vehicle, so it will be one of the last things ‘to go’. I don’t like buses very much because they’re cramped and uncomfortable, plus the service is not exactly ‘user friendly’ shall we say.

  4. You’re right. Driving is a very important life skill. Earlier I used to be scared of driving. Now it’s gone on to become a passion. Public transportation has its benefits but in the current time, it’s not a safe option. Having our own car and knowing how to drive is truly a blessing.

  5. bikerchick57 says:

    Sometimes in the midst of life not going well, we find the courage to do what is best for self. I’m glad you took that step many years ago to learn how to drive. I’ve been driving since I got my learner’s permit at 16. I don’t think I could do without it.

  6. Being able to drive is independence. I dread the day when I can no longer drive.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    I had to take my test eight times!

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