Mama Diaries

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Road Hazard

I'm back from my vacation to Hilton Head (and trip to Kentucky).  And I have quite a few stories to share!

The first involves a little old lady and a Cadillac.

My family and I had just arrived on the island of Hilton Head (South Carolina, for those of you who might not be familiar with American geography).  We were driving down the road, when this big old white Cadillac cut in front of us. Its hazard lights were on.

"What the heck?" I said. Then I looked in the car. In the front seat was a little old lady who literally could not see over the steering wheel.  Her white-haired head came only half way up to the wheel.  There was no way she could see what she was doing!

"We need to give this character a wide berth!" I said.

We watched as she weaved in and out of traffic, speeding her way down the road, tailgating people until they moved out of her way.  I had no idea how she managed not to hit anyone, because most of the time, she was driving right on the line, taking up two lanes.

The scene was so funny, I just started laughing.

"Mama?" my son, Bubba, asked. "Why are her hazard lights on?"

"Because she's warning everyone that she's a hazard on the road!"  

(I wonder if the Little Old Lady from Hilton Head is related to the Little Old Lady from Pasadena?)

 

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  1. She was a hazard, wasn't she? At that point, she needs to pull over and turn in her license. Get someone to drive her instead. My grandmother drove well into her nineties, and she really, really shouldn't have been driving...

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    1. Yes. There's no way she should've ever gotten her license in the first place!

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  2. Funny. My 95 year old grandpa who's has macular degeneration and deaf in both ears finally had his license taken away. After he fell asleep at the wheel and ran into a truck.

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    1. Not good! I have to wonder why he thought he could drive in that condition. Maybe he didn't want to acknowledge getting old.

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  3. Lovely to see you back Sherry, my that lady was a hazzard.

    Yvonne.

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  4. She certainly needs to get off the road

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    1. I can only imagine how many accidents she has caused!

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  5. That must have been quite an experience for all of you.

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    1. It certainly was interesting! I was just laughing so hard. I was literally crying, it was so funny!

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  6. Why do all little old ladies drive over sized cars?

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    1. Good question! I don't know. Maybe big old cars remind them of their youth. Or maybe they feel safer in them.

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  7. We both have interesting elderly stories about driving ;-) Yes, she should give up her keys!

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  8. It's hard getting older. They say for men it's the driving and for women they can't taste and cook at good anymore.

    PS: That purple one was a digital jigsaw puzzle. Played on the tablet. What I'm doing now is a quilt in real life.

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    1. I'd love to learn how to quilt. They're so pretty. I wish there were more of me to do everything I'd like to do. I'd love to see the finished product!

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  9. This made me think of that song by Commander Cody... "Hot Rod Lincoln"...

    HAH!!!

    The person driving that car sounds just like my Mom looked when she drove... bless her heart... I sure miss her...

    ~shoes~

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    1. Yeah, I remember that one. Little old ladies driving big old cars can sure be funny!

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  10. I'd forgotten that song! Blast from the past.

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    1. I thought it was appropriate for this post. :)

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  11. As much of a hazard as this little old lady was I burst out laughing. You painted a scary picture, Sherry. Glad you made it home safely!

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    1. She was something else! Fortunately, she was going much faster than us, so she wasn't near us for long!

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  12. Glad you were safe! My Granny was like that; fortunately the keys to her Caddy were permanently 'lost' before any harm was done.

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    1. This Granny definitely needed her keys to become permanently lost!

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  13. I immediately thought of that song when I started reading this post! *LOL*

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  14. Oh dear, must've been quite an experience! Love how you've injected humour into the post, Sherry :D

    I've added you at G+ & GFC & would love to have you follow me too. Looking fwd to sharing! xoxo

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    1. I'll find you on Google. I think I may have added you back already, but I'll double check. Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Awe, I don't know what to say. Kind of feel sorry for that lady. I am just glad that she did not cause an accident and you guys are safe and sound. The video is funny. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope she hasn't caused many accidents. I have no idea where she was headed, driving so fast!

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  16. I tried imagining a small old lady driving an oversized car and it's quite funny in my head, but I'm sure it must have been very dangerous for everyone there, too.

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  17. I can't imagine a little old lady driving like crazy. That must have been quite the experience and a big relief everyone was safe.

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    1. She was nuts! She definitely needs to look into public transportation!

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  18. Yikes! I wouldn't want to be anywhere near the road when she's driving...

    Also, welcome back! :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, I'm going to stay as far away as possible if I spot her on the road again!

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  19. Its seems that old lady was driving in scary manner. I pray for her safety.

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    1. Very scary! She's probably one of those people who will have nothing happen to her, but cause other people to get hurt.

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  20. I pray for the safety of others. I just think that being of advancing age doesn't give anyone the license to be reckless because she might cause the accident of others.

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    1. Yes! I wonder if she's even aware of what a danger she is.

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  21. There's always adventure (not exactly what you planned) on the road.

    Visited there. Beautiful. Hope you had fun.

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    1. Yes, that's for sure! Hilton Head is very beautiful. We had a great time!

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  22. My family vacationed on Hilton Head when I was a kid. I bet it's a bit different now. These days we go to Kiawah Island.

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    1. We couldn't see Harbor Town because there wasn't one place to park. Lots of people! The beach was beautiful, though. Especially early in the morning. I really enjoyed walking along it.

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  23. Maybe she knew exactly what she was doing and just liked scaring the heck out of other drivers. Old ladies are feisty that way.

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    1. Haha! She was most definitely a feisty one!

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  24. Glad you were able to stay out of her way! She sounds like one determined and scary driver. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Yes. She on a mission to get somewhere!

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  25. Wow, she was in a rush. I'm concerned about her ability to see.

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    1. Yes! In addition to not being able to see over the steering wheel, she probably had cataracts or something.

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  26. Oh my goodness- so glad nothing disastrous happened! A true hazard~

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    1. At least she had her hazard lights on!

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  27. Glad to have you back with what are stories that always make me smile.

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    1. Good to be back (even if it's a little sporadic still). Glad you enjoy my stories!

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