Monday, November 15, 2010
The Saga of Lois' Car
We knew it would be a bitter pill for her, she's always been very independent and a good driver too. Never had an accident in 70 years of driving. But it was no longer a good idea for her to be out and about on her own.
The car went to sister Jamie's house (where she has a 15 1/2 year old who is itchin' to get behind the wheel). And Mom has someone with her every day to take her where she wants or needs to go. That hasn't made it any easier for her to accept the fact that her driving days are over. And I totes understand that, it's a real symbol of one's independence to have a car. Not that I wouldn't love to have a chauffeur. But we keep reminding her that she forgets things so driving is not an option. Of course, she forgets that we have told her this, so it's an ongoing dialogue. But we love her and we'll repeat the story as many times as she needs to hear it. And then start all over again telling her where her car is the next day :-)