It happened when I was 70.
I had never in my life dreamed that I would own a car. I had an old rusty bicycle, and I was well pleased with it, but more and more guest had to be taken to and from the train station, and so I decided that it had to be.
– Now I have to have that driver’s license, I thought.
Everyone told me: – You! You can’t do that! You can’t take a driver’s license when you are 70!
– What can’t I? I asked. Why shouldn’t I be able to get one?
When you can ride a bike, you should be able to drive a car as well. To buy a theory book is manageable.
I bought a theory book and studied at night.
When I signed up for driving school, they asked:
– How old are you?
– Don’t you worry about that, I said. I just need to have a driver’s license. Sign me in!
The driving instructor was very concerned when he started driving with me. He was getting gray hair because I did mostly what I wanted to. I drove the way I thought was right even so there was a lot of traffic. During my driving test I also drove in rush hour.
After I’d driven for an appropriate time, the examiner said:
– We can go back to the school now! Then I drove in between two white lines and stopped exactly where I was supposed to.
– Perfect, elegant, approved! The examiner exclaimed.
– Where do you get the ability to concentrate like this at your age? He asked.
– I’ll tell you, I replied. Eat carrots!
To be continued …
This page is part of an ongoing translation of the Danish Book: Gigtens gåde er løst (the mystery of arthritis is solved) by Peter Laursen. The book was published in 1989 by the Danish publishing house Hellas, and tells the story of Alma Nissen, who for more than 30 years cured thousands of patients for amongst other things arthritis, psoriasis, asthma, pneumonia, herpes, gallstones and migraines with something as simple as potato soup and garlic, mild exercise, enough sleep and a lot of common sense. Through all those years Alma fought to make doctors put away their prescription pads and realize that drugs against arthritis are worse than the disease itself. The book – Gigtens gåde er løst – tells Alma Nissens story in her own words and gives us the solution, so we can help ourselves, when the medical establishment refuses to.
I think that this is one of those few books that really can have a huge impact on the life and health of the reader, and that’s why I translate it into English, so more people can get access to Alma Nissens wisdom.