Thursday, January 24, 2013

Her Car's 82, She's 102-- Part 2

This Margaret Dunning is surely one interesting woman.  And, she has an interesting personal history.

She started driving at age 8 on her family's big dairy and potato farm west of Detroit and had her first car wreck at age 10 while driving her dad's Overland car when she couldn't navigate a turn and crashed into a barn.  Since then, she has had some fender-bender accidents, but she admits her biggest problem is a lead foot on the accelerator and her fair share of speeding tickets.  A real "Little Old Lady from Sullivan"

She owns a number of other collectible cars, but the Packard is her favorite.  "The lines of a Packard car are very artistic, as far as I'm concerned.  My family drove Packards, and I was very proud of the fact, I guess I got indoctrinated."

She still drives the Packard on occasion, but admits she has problems with the big steering wheel.  Her everyday car is a 2003 Cadillac.

She's had her driver's license for 90 years and got her first one at age 12.  Her father died that year and her mother didn't drive.  Her family was politically connected and her mom was able to get her one.

Quite the Life.  --RoadDog

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