But as a kid I always wanted to. We lived in High Shoals, NC at the time, that was in the country, but the school was still within walking distance. Shirl was in school then, but still walked to school. You know the old story 10 miles up hill in the snow!!!
I am guessing, it was probably about 3/4 of a mile. The only kids to ride busses were the ones Way out in the country. I have often wondered what the limits were, when it came to walking. When I started to school, the school was about 4 blocks from the house in Burlington, NC. The longest distance I walked was in Albemarle, NC. Probably about 2 miles. IF we were late we could make it in about 20 minutes, but usually walking, playing and talking it was about 45 minutes.
I don’t remember how Shirl go to High school, that was a longer distance, probably 4 miles. I don’t remember her riding the bus. Maybe dad drove her.
I rode my bike most of the time after Shirl was in another school. Funny no one locked their bikes and they were parked, laid down, leaned up against the school or a tree. Most did not have kick stands. I do not remember of one being stolen, although I am sure there was the rare case.
Whoa, Valdese, NC we were so close to school I could leave after the first bell and be in class on time. There was two bells. the first was a call to class, the second meant if you were not in class you were late, or tardy as they called it.
Belmont, NC we were about two miles away from the school. That was always a fun walk. I started to school met up with Scottie, joined the others, Neil, Harold and Kenneth from the Climax mill village, behind the mill. If it was winter the workers had a barrel of scrap wood burning and we could warm up.
(I do believe this one has Ohio tags!)
(School buses were some of the first RV’s by handy folks)
That was my last school before I quit. Two churches dad pastored had had SS Busses. The one in High Shoals, (Shirl got in a big way talking and volunteered the Church bus for a class outing), which dad honored since Shirl was his pet in the family. I loved to ride in the church busses to pick up folks for church. It probably wasn’t that much fun to those who had to ride, but I always thought it would be fun.
Thanks for dropping by the log.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it. (remember he died in 1938, he was referring to FDR)
—Clarence Darrow he also said:
I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it.
I guess if I wanted a School bus so bad, I should have done this!