As most of you know, I am ninety years old. People sometimes ask me, “You still driving?” I’m happy to respond in the affirmative. In fact, I recently renewed my driver’s license, and it’s good through August 2027. Those people at the MVA are real optimists – hope they are right.
That reminds me of a humorous item I read recently. An elderly gentleman was reputed to have said:
“I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, and experience frequent blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation. Hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. I have plastic knees, fought prostate cancer, and have diabetes I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to passing out. But, thank God, I still have my driver’s license.”
Praise the Lord, I’m not so bad off as that. I hope to be driving a few more years without seriously endangering my fellow citizens on the highways.
2 thoughts on “Still Driving”
Your description of yourself as a driver fits fully half the people in Florida!
Many of us fear our loss of freedom when we can no longer drive. I try to remind them that unlike when we had to have our parents stop driving, today we have Uber and Lyft the “ride-hailing” companies that offer a degree of freedom that people our age should embrace.