Saturday, May 1, 2010

Joyriding, 1883

Joyriding is not just a phenomenon of the automobile age as the following snippet from the May 10, 1883, edition of the Plymouth Old Colony Memorial indicates.

A little two year old at Middleboro, being refused a ride, got into the team in the temporary absence of the driver, and started off for his jaunt, giving the driver quite a long stern chase to catch him.

Best to lock up the car keys (or unhitch the horses).

Old Colony Memorial, May 10, 1883, "County and Elsewhere", page 4.


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