Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bus Rides To Kindergarden In 1944 In Meridian Mississippi Around the WW1 Doughboy Statue

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My grandmother used to take me on a city bus each morning in 1944 to my kindergarden class in Meridian Mississippi. We would go downtown and catch the bus which would go around the WW1 statue and head out of downtown.
I always enjoyed seeing that WW1 statue. It is still there.
   I think my grandmother and mother had been programming me for school and somehow had told me I was going to college. Being 4 years old I didnt want to go to college then or ever. I wanted to drive that bus.
   I remember running up the aisle and asking the bus driver, "Do you have to go to college to be a bus driver"?   No he answered. I said "Good because I don't want to go to college".
   14 years later I did start college. I never did drive a bus. But I did drive UHaul trucks to California from Washington D.C. but that was transporting art for the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.