A Full Life, Part 2

So I told you about my grandmother in yesterday’s post. Well, here’s another story I had to share. I just learned the full version of this. It’s classic.

I mentioned that my grandmother had a ’67 Mustang. And that she drove it. Well, I knew she had been stopped a couple of times, but had always gotten out of it.

Or so I thought.

Turns out one time, when leaving our house and driving back to Hartford, she was stopped for speeding. Apparently fast enough that she lost her license for a month.

She worked for the Hartford school system and was basically the superintendent’s right hand. She called and said she wouldn’t be in for a month. He said, “But, Margaret, I can pick you up and drop you off each day.”

“If I can’t drive my own car, I won’t be driving in anyone else’s.”

Love it.

But, believe it or not, it gets better.

Turns out this speeding situation was the reason why my grandmother kept a couple of bottles of the liquor in the car.

She got stopped again going home from our house to hers.

No ticket this time for her.

Just a bottle of scotch for the officer.

What else? I got nothin’.

12 Comments on “A Full Life, Part 2”

  1. Molly says:

    Hahaha I love it. What a brilliant idea.

  2. Miriam says:

    Wow! That really works? If I sped I’d totally try it. But then again, NC cops can be kind of mean, so maybe not. STill funny though πŸ™‚

  3. Barb says:

    She truly is a classic! I love it!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Your grandma ROCKS!

    I’m sorry for your loss, but it’s so wonderful that you have such incredible memories of her, AND that she has been around so long, both of you sharing your lives with each other.

  5. Stephanie says:

    Awesome! I did not even know your grandmother and I already love her. What a lady!

  6. elizabethews says:

    That is hilarious! I love it!

  7. Melissa says:

    What a great story – I love it! I can only hope, one day, to be as cool as your Gramma.

  8. Ashley says:

    That is a classic story!! She sounds like she was an incredible woman. So sorry for your loss but it sounds like she lead a great life and made a great impact on everyone, including all those officers who got a nice bottle of scotch! πŸ™‚ She sounds just like my grandma.

  9. Sharyn says:

    What a pistol! My grandmother was also a pistol in the car. She once got pulled over for driving on the shoulder of the freeway at 30 mph; she told the officer she didn’t want to get in anyone’s way. From then on it was only side streets for her. On the other hand she was brutal on her cars. She’d slam on the brakes so relentlessly that she brought to mind Fred Flintstone.

  10. Chelle says:

    That’s the best story I’ve heard in a long time. Thanks for sharing it.


  11. itsallabouthallie says:

    That was great! Thank you for sharing.

  12. L B says:

    hilarious! i think that would work better than a grandma showing a little bit of leg…although that wouldn’t ever hurt. but it’s booze for me from now on!!!!!

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