My Daddy drove for about 15 years before he ever had a driver's license. He had moved to Chicago when he was 14, but never did have to take a driver's test. The State of Illinois sent him a form to fill out in about 1928, as near as he can remember, asking him to state how many miles he had driven, which he marked as 100,000 miles, and they sent him a paper license (no photo, of course).
100,000 miles? My Daddy's first car of his own was a 1924 red Durant cloth top open touring car. He'd also owned a 1926 and a 1928 silver Oakland.
nostalgia, childhood memories, vintage automobiles, Durant, Oakland