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Mr Magic
You were quite a rebel back then, weren't you?
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Vaporman87
I can recall a great deal about my time on the school bus.

Where I grew up, we had to trek down a hill through the neighborhood to get to the place where the bus stopped. This meant if it was really hot or really cold, you suffered it for at least 10 to 15 minutes just to reach the bus stop. Then a bit more waiting for the bus to arrive.

Many conversations and even some arguments took place at that bus stop. There were usually at least 4 of us neighborhood kids there, with different personalities. So, this was to be expected.

On the bus, you BEHAVED! Our driver, Mrs. Rose, was NOT to be messed with. Our bus kids were respectful and quiet, or you simply didn't get to ride anymore. Period. And NO parents wanted that. Even though she was a bit rough around the edges, she could also be kind. Every year, at the end of the school year, she would stop at a place called Keebaugh's (a little restaurant on her route, and let us off for some food and ice cream. It's something I will never forget.

I can say that Mrs. Rose's route took her on some extremely poor back roads. But this didn't stop me from falling asleep on the bus almost every morning. My head would bang against the glass, but I would remain "mostly" asleep during the trip.

Occasionally I would find some of the other kids staring at me and giggling because I was either snoring or drooling. LOL

The kids that I would normally sit with varied a bit. There were times that I sat with kids in my neighborhood, and times when I would sit by myself or with younger kids. Funny how things like that stick with you, even after decades pass.
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shakin steak
I had a bus driver named Al. He had Animal hanging up next to his mirror and he would make him talk.

Another driver, named Margo. One day in summer camp, this cool kid Neerij had his boom box, sitting in the back, playing the Batman soundtrack. 'Get the funk up!' Margo glared up into the mirror. She yelled, "Hey! Bring that tape up here!" Oooooooooh, you're in troouuublllllllllle... Neerij slunk up to the front of the bus and handed the tape to Margo. She told him go sit back down. Then she took the tape and put it on the bus radio, turned it way up, and laughed as we pulled out of the parking lot.
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Another driver, named Margo. One day in summer camp, this cool kid Neerij had his boom box, sitting in the back, playing the Batman soundtrack. 'Get the funk up!' Margo glared up into the mirror. She yelled, "Hey! Bring that tape up here!" Oooooooooh, you're in troouuublllllllllle... Neerij slunk up to the front of the bus and handed the tape to Margo. She told him go sit back down. Then she took the tape and put it on the bus radio, turned it way up, and laughed as we pulled out of the parking lot.


There are just no words for how cool that is.
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Vaporman87
So who can remember their school bus number? It popped in my head today that ours was #21. There was a different number either before or after that one, but #21 is the one I remember.
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Mr Magic
Mine was Bus 52 in middle school.

I remember when it had arrived everyday after school, the announcement would come on the intercom:

"Bus 52, Bus 52!"

And I got outta the building after such a long day.
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Fuzz
  • By Fuzz
  • At 12:42 On 25 September 2015
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I never really got to ride a normal yellow school bus as a kid. I lived on the same street as my grade school, and I took public bus to high school.
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comic_book_fan
my bus was a crazy bunch fighting all the time our bus driver kept a flask of whiskey  in the front and was none to run over stop signs and occasionally drive into the creek but no one ever got hurt on there 
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Rick Ace Rhodes
I remember in elementary school my school bus was the worst, especially in first and second grade. I learned every curse word in the book starting in first grade thanks to my school bus. All the sh*t that would go own would make our parents heads spin. We had a bus driver named Tom who eventually had to quit because he suffered a mental breakdown thanks to us.

I don't know if he actually did quit or not. He stopped being our driver after he allegedly "punched a student." He didn't actually punch anyone, he put his arm out to stop a girl who was running forward down the aisle, and another student accused him of hitting her. After what happened he stopped the bus and walked out outside.

I've got plenty of stories about riding the bus that would make for a great article.
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Ajimbo
I've never been on a public school bus.  The buses from my school had plush seats and a restroom in the back.
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