Then one day her sons came to visit and noticed a sheriff's patrol car in Granny's driveway.
Concerned, they rushed into her home to find her sitting with an old friend, a deputy sheriff.
She had reported the old car as stolen and demanded that it be found and returned.
Winking at the sons, the wise old deputy promised her he would recover the car or what it was worth.
Granny's bank statement arrived a few days later.
From that point on, she loved to talk about the fast police work that got her money for that "stolen" car.
Keith Kappes is the publisher of The Morehead News in Morehead, Ky.