I had started a post this morning but stopped to run to the post office to mail another care package to my 2 Lansing, Mi. daughters. The care packages started when Daughter #1 was in college and I wanted to keep in touch. That was many years ago and the care packages still go out... but, I digress. Good Lord, it is beautiful out there.
We had snow over last weekend. A big snow for down here in Carolina Coast Country. The news said about 7 inches. Being from Michigan, I don't want to see snow. I moved away from snow. I visited snow at Christmas, but I do not want to live in snow.
Today is 60 degrees! Oh, yes!! I had the car windows down, arm out the window, fresh air blowing through... I was cruisin'. I was reminded so much of my teen springs when the kids hit the road to Chesaning to cruise town. My own town only had one traffic light. The police once stopped my sister because she had gotten a new car and the officer didn't recognize her in it. No one cruised on their home turf. Everyone knew everyone all ready. No "cool" guys were left. You had to go to the next town to find coolness. Of course.
My mother was not pleased. Along with that, my best friend's father had bought her, for her 16th Birthday a 1965 Thunderbird. Oh yeah!! Did it help? Not a bit. Did we have fun? You bet.
The whole purpose of the drive was to meet boys! Of course... Just to get a phone number. The cars of guys, and it should be their own car, (a little double standard going on there.) would follow you, cruise by you and then you may pick up another car of male cruisers. All to get a phone number. I can honestly say, I never did. I never dated someone from another town. Darn..... but I had a great time cruisn' on those warm spring days. It was the total experience of the freedom we had, the music and the hope of catching the big one. In this case, the fun was all about the chase.
I'm sure there are other Cruisn' towns and other stories. What was yours?