Originally Posted by Lorie D.
Several of my coworkers and I were having our morning coffee break when we happened to see this lady being interviewed on one of the talk shows. She is definitely not a typical 97 year old, and one of the things she said was that she has enjoyed all the attention she received since her arrest and she would do it again.
What do you think about the police arresting someone this old?
People Magazine Interviews Mom of Arrested Driver Harriette Kelton
In an exclusive interview obtained by People magazine, we interviewed the Mother of 97 year old Harriette Kelton, Mrs. Lillian Begsley, 118 years young.
People: "Mrs. Begsley, where were you when you heard the news of Harrriette's arrest?"
Lillian: "I was bowling with my league at The Pin-O-Rama Alley. I had just finished a game and went to the bar to get a mug of suds, when I saw Harriette's face on the TV, in handcuffs mind you! I was shocked, but honestly, not surprised. The girl has given me nothin' but trouble since day one, I tell ya."
People: "What kind of trouble Mrs. Begsley?"
LB:" Well wanna start from the day she was born??? A breech birth, I tell ya, 18 hours of labor, I haven't walked right since, put a real kink in my bowling game.That girl was incorrigible. But I think the driving thing started at about age three. The beginning of the end I tell ya.!"
People: "How's that Mrs. Begsley?"
LB: "Her father wanted to get her a tricycle, I was not for it, but as usual he got his way. Real mule that man was, especially after a few scotches, oh well, let him rest in peace, NOT THAT HE EVER LEFT ME IN PEACE, SIX MORE KIDS AFTER HARRIETTE, ALL JUST LIKE HIM TOO!" AND FUTHERMORE..."
People: "Uh Mrs. Begsley, you were talking about the bike."
LB: "Oh yeah, that girl terrorized the neighborhood on that thing. Ha, an Osama Bin Laden in the making. She'd ram into old folks on the park benches, made one woman's walker, fly halfway across the park. That was one pretty bill I had to pay! I won't even mention the blind guy with the cane, makes me shiver to this day. And then the teen years, can you believe my husband let her drive our car at 15! Can't tell you how many calls I got from the drive-in that she had wrecked another speaker pole. Oh that girl listened to no one, just kept up her destructive ways. She even hijacked a yellow school bus, huh she called it a prank. Got her picture in the paper for that too! She went around givin' autographs after that. Sniff, Sniff, oh what's a Mother to do? You know I did everything right, nice dresses, church, good food on the table...sniff, sniff, sob, sob...oh I don't think I can talk about this anymore....sniff, sniff, whaaaaa..."
People: "Oh, Mrs. Begsley, calm down, we don't have to go further..can I help you with anything?"
LB: "Ah, oh yes....sniff, sniff...sobbbbbb, am, am, I GOING TO BE ON THE COVER OF PEOPLE...I DON'T WANT ANY OF THOSE BACK PAGES, NEAR THE CROSSWORD, I'M SICK OF THAT GIRL GETTING ALL THE LIMELIGHT, I WANT THE COVER DAMMIT!" Sob, sob sob......