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   Posted 8/19/2009 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
How did you get to school? idea Walk? Ride a school bus or many a city bus? Ride with a friend? Let's talk about under driving ages, like elementary school....

Let's see....I had to walk through the snow for 5 miles, up hill...both ways! OK, that story's been used way too But in elementary school we did have to walk. We were part of a larger district but at that time there we no buses for our school. We were about the farthest out at just over 1 mile and it was only up hill on the way TO school. Home was a breeze although we were never allowed to ride bikes. Not sure why but that was mom and dad's rule. We walked from the time we were in kindergarten until we transferred to the main school in our district in 5th grade. Then we rode the bug yellow school bus. It was very rural at the time because 3-4 communities all were in the same district. Now they are all split up and only use a common high school. I did love riding the bus because the driver was a family friend plus it stopped right outside the door to the house since we lived on a corner. I always sat up front so I could visit with the driver and because I didn't care for the activities going on in the back seat. I would have rather rat someone out than to get into a fight. Was way more fun to let a principle go after them than

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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, what a trip back thru time!...
I walked to school and back, till 2nd grade, school district re routed us and rode the bus for 2 years,
then once again walked to school for 5th grade..then rode the buses from 6 thru 12 grades, I sat in front too!
actually I once waited in 2 feet of snow for 45 minutes, waiting for the school bus, that never came, we lived far
out in the country and our street never were plowed and we had gravel streets, we we're so isolated, from the rest of the city..
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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I attended several schools early on but always walked except one time, my brother and I rode a bus. I was so excited. I think I was like in the 3rd grade and it was such a big deal to get to ride the bus. The major problem there is we lived on an access road to a major 4 lane highway and getting across that highway was realyt dangerous to say the least. I will put it this way, I would never let a child of mine take the chances of crossing that thing the way we were allowed to. There was no overhead crosswalk, nothing that fancy back in those days lol. Most of my walking time to school really was not that far, many times 8-10 blocks which was nothing to me as a child. Most of the time we never had a car walking was how we got around.
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   Posted 8/19/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I walked to school in elementary school. And rode the bus in junior high and high school. I sat in the front too. The bus driver and I were really close. She was almost like a special best friend to me. Over the years we got really close. And the funny thing is I got to see her a couple years ago. It was great.
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