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LICENSED TO DRIVE

My high school buddy Tom Henry lived with his grandparents on a small farm just out of our hometown.  They raised melons and other labor intensive crops and had a light 4-wheel tractor.  I learned to drive on that tractor.

My father took me out a few times for training in his second car – a 1940 Ford.  I drove him to the sheriff office to apply for my first license.  I filled out the forms etc. and the sheriff said “I saw you drive up so I guess we don’t need any driver’s test.”  And I got my first license in the State of Michigan.  I haven’t run across any old MI licenses, but these are a selection of other various documents.

 1958 U. S. Army

1958-1960 U. S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s Identification Card.  Issued to me by U. S. Army Europe when I was stationed there.

 1962 AAA German license

1962 AAA German licene

1962 American Automobile Association German License for American Driver’s.  Issued to me prior to a trip to Europe after graduation from college.

 1962 AAA International license-1

1962 AAA International license-2

1962 AAA International license-4

1962 AAA International license-6

1962-06-21 American Automobile Association International Driving Permit – see list of about 50 contracting states on page 2 – not valid in the US.  Issued to me prior to a trip to Europe after graduation from college.  See the details of that experience including the 13 countries we visited here.

 
1969 Thailand license - 1
1969 Thailand license - 2

Thailand driver’s license Validated for 2513 to 2514 and then again from 2514 to 2515 by the Thai calendar.  If you want more about our experiences in Thailand, conduct a local search on my website for that word.

I lived in Thailand for more than two years.  They drove on the “wrong” side of the street and it wasn’t easy.  I did drive as necessary there, but we hired a driver and he did most of our driving.  There was so much car on my left side, I bumped the curb quite a bit at first, and making turns on multi-lane city streets was a challenge.  I did have a fender-bender with a large city truck, but mine was a rental car and it was no big deal.

 1970 California license

1970-1975 driver licenses for the State of California (a selection of many).  Covers our return from Thailand to California.

 
2017 Hawaii license

2017 Driver License for the State of Hawaii – pardon a few alterations made to invalidate it.  Note that I’m an organ donor – assuming anything is viable at my age.

 

 

AFTERWORD

My guess is that most of these licenses are now out of date, but I enjoy the memory of all of them.  At one time or another, I’ve been licensed to drive most anywhere.