that I realized we were coming to the darkest hour of the night.
and a hatful of cornball jokes. I sat him down and politely began my interrogation. When I
expressed my concern over letting my girl drive alone in the car with him, he didn't hesitate in
his offer to have me along for the drive.
to be a driver. She learned to command the road keeping the path straight in her own lane. She l
earned the meanings behind the stop lights. She learned pedestrians always have the right of way,
no matter how much bigger your vehicle is. She learned the only way you can learn the skill of
driving, she drove and drove and drove. And that mini-van with the unmatched door and
automatic sliding doors stayed with her, her constant companion on the highways and byways.
The minute we hit the road in that tank, I felt a sense of peace wash over me and I thought, "Now,
she will be safe."