Monday, March 27, 2006

First Driver's License - Vintage Auto Memories Part II

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.

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4 comments:

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

I love the memories of your father.

I would have loved the pictures as well.

Dirty Butter said...

I'm glad you're enjoying my sharing them with you, Orikinla. It's a glimpse into the past that will be soon be lost, if ordinary people don't record the ordinary.

I haven't tried to rummage through his old pictures to see if I can find ones that fit what I'm writing about. Now you've given me something else to do ;)!

Chana said...

What a lovely memory! Family's history are so wonderful aren't they. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you as well for leaving such a nice comment. I hope you are feeling way better. Have a great day.

Dirty Butter said...

Thanks for stopping by, Chana. I've added your blog to my links, so I won't accidentally lose you!