John N. Horny, born June 29, 1916 of Yorktown, has a lot to celebrate about. The Department of Motor Vehicle renewed his license.
That may seem routine to most but when a person turns 99 years old it is one of life’s little pleasures. He said, “It shocked me that they renewed license. They said that I can’t go no more than 45 mph.”
Horny remembers the first car he drove.
“I was 12 years old when my great aunt let me drive her Overland vehicle even though I was not suppose to. I also drove a Whippet and Model T. But these Grand Marquis are so much better. You can’t beat it.”
Horny’s grandfather, Erasmo Horney, was born and raised in Alsace-Lorraine before immigrating to the U.S.
“The name was originally Horney with an ‘e’. My grandpa changed it because he did not get along with his brother.”
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