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Driving Miss Daisy Scene 1

Scene 1

Scene 1

  • An elderly woman puts on a fancy hat as if she's going to the Kentucky Derby.
  • But she's just going to the Piggly Wiggly. You have to be fancy to shop at a grocery store with that name.
  • She tells her maid, Idella, that she's off to the market, and she walks out the door.
  • She gets into the driver's seat of her car, and with nice lacy gloves turns the key in the ignition.
  • Then she floors it backwards, down the driveway, and into a hedge.
  • Looks like Miss Daisy can't drive herself.
  • A truck tows Miss Daisy's car from the ditch where she left it.
  • The whole town gathers to gawk at the spectacle.
  • But Daisy hides inside.