My grandmother and her two sisters were the first teen-age girls in Rochester, NY, to have their own automobiles. (That was probably because their father raised them on his own, after their mother died, and they ran him around in circles.) They drove their automobiles wherever they felt like going.
When people told her to "get a horse," my grandmother yelled back, "I have one." She did. She drove her automobile right out onto the pasture to visit him when she hadn't ridden in a while.
Her crowning moment as the worst driver may have been the day she scooted around cross-ties and drove onto a lift-bridge while it was being raised for a freighter to go through. The attendant had to lower it again. I can't remember if he let her continue on her way or if he made her back off the bridge to wait. I happened to wonder about it today and started to reach for the phone to ask my mother.
So many photos in my grandmother's albums are devoted to her various automobiles that I made some of them into a photomontage for decorative plates. I came across them today when I was looking through CDs of my art work. They were to be a gift for my mother, but she died before I could order them. That was fourteen years ago.
Her birthday is November 1. My mother is the little girl with my grandmother in my grandmother's Jordan Roadster, top right.
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