Saturday, January 12, 2008

About Time I posted here again :)

Update on Cousin Cappy: The news is still not good, although she survived the please continue the prayers, and my Thanks for that. Her daughter says she can Feel God's Hand on them all, and she attributes that directly to all those who are sending up prayers on their behalf, and is most grateful to everyone.


April went out driving with her Dad last weekend, they for some reason would Not allow me to accompany them,LOL  (just ask any of 'the boys' what They went through when they got their learner's permits,lol, for the explanation of That.....I never screamed, but they all said that the Sharp,Panicked intake of my breath and the grabbing at the door handle and frantically trying to hit the imaginary brake pedal...for some reason? was very Distracting to them! Go figure:)

Tony said April did very well, and after they practiced in a parking lot, he even let her drive on the road a little. Yay! April!

and this brought back memories for me,lol, of when Sue,Kirby, and Tracy all had their turns with me letting them practice driving my car in some parking lot somewhere...I don't particularly remember Kirby or Tracy doing anything particularly startling...but I will Never forget when Sue FLOORED the gas pedal but was NOT holding onto the steering wheel!!!.....oops, MOM, if you are reading this?  Just ignore that part! :)

This also brought back the classic memory of poor Ben, 6'7" and trying not only to learn to drive, but to learn to drive a Stick-shift, crammed into my little (pink) Ford Escort at the time.We were exiting a driveway and turning onto the main road, and he kept stalling out when he tried to let out the clutch. As he drifted to the side of the road and attempted to re-start the car? a car pulled up beside us, and the driver leaned over and asked 'need any help?"

Now, we live in an area where there are Mennonites, very similar to the Amish, but some branches drive black cars...however, they still dress very 'plainly', like the Amish, the men in black with black hats. THIS was the driver that was leaning out and asking Ben if he needed assistance. Ben smiled and nodded at him, and said  he was OK...and after they drove on, just hung his head and said "My God, even the AMISH are trying to tell me how to drive!!!" ROFL. 

That's about it, I had strange troubles all week off and on, trying to do blog posts...and then you read this,lol, and think'why'd she bother?" but.....this is 'bout as exciting as it gets!



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