Sunday, July 23, 2017

94 Years Remembered in 94 Days-Post 16 (Giving up driving)

 When I got to Patrick's house in Oakland, I took a picture of his car. This car belonged to my mom and Teresa. It is a 1998 Oldsmobile. When Teresa finally quit driving in about 2014 because "people kept running into the car and denting it," she gave it to Cameron. He didn't get his license so Patrick took it to California. 

At the time, it only had about 50,000 miles on it. It is still running great. He picked me up at the airport in it. Still has cigarette burns from my mom smoking in it on the seats and all of the dents that it acquired through the years. It is almost 20 years old and still getting around. Teresa was happy for Patrick to have it and I know both she and my mom would love that he is using it. 

Funny story--some of his kids that he taught made fun of the car with all of the dents!!! Dents or not, it still runs fine.
I think the final straw was the day that I found out the front headlight was hanging down. Not sure how long it had been that way, but she had no idea what had happened. I think when an old person can't drive anymore, it has to be so very difficult. 

Good thing I was there to take her places and Douglas is small so we had many others who helped!

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