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Shaking Like a Hummingbird

I was sixteen and a half when my Uncle Bill came To visit From Arizona He was shocked I did not have my license. She has no car, my mother said. Why does she need one? My sentiments exactly. But Uncle Bill dragged me to the License bureau anyway. He made me drive with them. I was a shaking like a hummingbird. Hoping not to pass. I wanted to drive his car home. It was a gorgeous convertible. I had already driven it all around the square right? Now he was the one shaking like a hummingbird. I kept pretending I was going to run into something. Loving the powerful feeling. Driving. Nothing like it!

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Date: 5/5/2019 8:28:00 PM
LOL - a bit of his own medicine, I like it, lol! Great write, Caren - enjoyed it thorughly! Here in Maine you have to take driver's ed course, then get a permit via a written test, drive for six months with the permit and someone with a license in the car, then send in for a driver's test, at which point you must WAIT for an appointment ... I like your process better! Good thing was I got my license at 15 by doing all that, but wow, what a process!! Blessings! :-) <3
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 5/6/2019 5:00:00 PM
In Missouri they used to take $3 to the drugstore and buy a driver's license. It has not changed much.
Date: 5/3/2019 2:32:00 PM
Remind me to never ask you to drive my car. Cute.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 5/4/2019 3:09:00 AM
I have only totalled 3 cars, so what is the problem?