Sunday, March 11, 2018

Drivin Ms Sandra to Madi's Birthday party

Not my 56 Chevy, not my photo, borrowed from internet.

In 1962, I turned 18 and started my first Real Job. Credit checker at Aetna Finance in Savannah, GA.
For the first few months, I rode a city bus to work, and had to walk about 20 blocks in HIGH heel shoes, 3 inch spikes, pointed toes. NOTE: I say HAD to but it was by choice. For months the first thing I bought each week when I got paid, was a new pair of shoes. My mother thought I was quite Mad.
I did not know how to drive because my Dad was of the OLD school. My brother was taught to drive at 15, bought his own car at 16. I was a GIRL, did not need to learn. (also boys did not do housework, his only job was take out the trash, mow grass, which is what I rather do. oops! soap box sermon.

Anyhoo.... Daddy did consent to cosign with me at the bank and we borrowed $500.00 and I purchased a car exactly like this one, same color and size. Steering wheel was 3 feet across, or so it seemed. And taught myself how to drive. I was a bird set free, no more buses.

Internet pic, I had this shoe in this color, black, red, white and in patent leather and leather. 

The problem was not solved with the pinched toes and walking, because there was no where to park in downtown Savannah, I had to pay 2 dollars a week to park in a lot, which happened to be about 20 blocks from my place of employment.  

The most excitement I remember from the long walk to work and the pain of high heels is this. There was an armed robber, hitting the finance company's, for about a month before they caught him. YES! they did have armed robbers in 1962 and all business then was CASH.

You are thinking what could be exciting about that. Each morning and each night, I had an escort by a GORGEOUS Motorcycle Officer. He would meet me at the lot and slowly ride in the street until I was safe inside. OH MY! I can't believe I never asked him to let me ride behind him... of course I did have on a kind of short skirt.... GUESS WHAT? I had the same escort back to the car in the evening at 5PM.... Thanks Madi and Mom for jogging up this memory. The sad news is, they caught the robber.


Today MADsnapper is  joining MADMadi and Mom on a road trip into the past. WE are celebrating Madi's 16th birthday in Blogville. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dear Madi... Madi And Mom
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14 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a fun story! Yes, I used to wear those heels. I loved buying new pretty pastel shoes. You drove to a parking lot, and STILL had to walk 20 blocks? Ai yi yi...

Mark Muller said...

that was a super story!!! and it was great to take a look back to the old times what maybe had armed robbers but were nevertheless much better in many ways ;O)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute post and too bad about the robber being caught!!! lol Oh my, a handsome police escort. I recently had a polite police officer to watch out for me in the Walmart parking lot at 4 a.m. when I was sick and picking up medicine.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
This was a wonderful reminisce, Sandra! That was some car... as for the shoes, I wore those too. My ankles shudder at the memory... YAM xx

crafty cat corner said...

Oh the days of high heel, lol. I completely ruined my feet with those but would give my ears to be able to wear them again. flip flops and trainers are the footwear of today for me sadly.
Briony
x

Terri said...

That was a fun memory! I've never liked high heels and I commend you for being able to walk all that way in them. I did wear clogs though...almost the same thing except no pinched toes!

Madi and Mom said...

So you were labeled as MAD long before you were the Mad Snapper....that is too funny. Oh recall those pointed toes and high killer heels. I cannot imagine walking a few inches in them today.
What a fun story and we two Seniors were pleased as punch to be able to jog your Mad Memory
Hugs MAD Madi and Maniac Mom

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love that you bought shoes!! That was one beautiful car. I enjoyed your tale about your escort.

Pam Jackson said...

WHat a beautiful car! I love old cars but I love old TRUCKS even more. What I don't care for is no power anything! You are so funny.

The Gang at LLB said...

My feet hurt just thinking of walking that far in heels!! What a great story...so very sorry they caught the robber and ended your motorcycle guard appreciation walks! teeheehee

Ann Thompson said...

I never wore very high heels and I don't know if I could have walked 20 blocks in them. I probably would have taken other shoes to walk in and changed them when I got to work

DawnTreader said...

Never had a car of my own - and never had a pair of high heel shoes...!

Julie said...

Mum is drooooooling over those shoes,,,She wants a pair in EVERY colour as well!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

JP A Quiet Corner said...

OMG! High heels and to think I used to wear them every day for 25 years...UGH!!! I am glad you taught yourself to drive...inspirational for back then...:)JP