riding the bus

Every school day morning from grade one to twelve. ..I boarded a bus to school.
In elementary school. .I walked with my older brothers to the bus stop and we were first picked up in the morning and last dropped off in the afternoon.
I knew where every kid on my route lived around the bus route east of Matsqui Village.
Every now and then I went home with a school friend and it was always a bit exciting either seeing a different bus route. .or at least getting off at a different stop.

Once in high school, the route headed a different direction as we were bused to the larger town of Abbotsford.
In grade nine I found myself a boy worthy of my affection and by grade ten he often drove me home after school providing he didn't have his after school job to attend to.

I pretty much had enough bus riding during those years to last me the rest of my life and yet. ..
every now and then. ..an offer comes up that I simply cannot resist.

This morning my beloved is dropping me off at the "bus stop" and I'm going on an overnight adventure with like minded girls who probably feel like me.

Being the farmer's wife. ..
has many perks. .
and I'm about to cash in on one today!

I'll be back to tell you all about it . .

All for now ..


  1. I wonder if you are going to wear an evening gown on your bus ride like the lovely gal in the photo? :)

  2. I know you'll be in good company - so have a grand time!

  3. Ahhhh, you and Judy are on the same bus. I think a busload of good friends is going to make all the difference.

    (I so understand the bus thing. My poor sister and I were the first ones on and the last one off for years and years and years. I think my mother loved having the extra two hours every day, but how we loathed being on that stinking bus.)

  4. Have a good time, Lovella. Ellen is going traveling as well. I'm pretty sure there is going to be a delightful time by all!

  5. Well, I don't need to tell YOU to have fun - I know you will!! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

  6. PS - I was a townie and walked to school- but loved it when my country friends invited me home so that I could ride the bus!!

  7. This sounds like a most exciting perk you are about to take part in. I can't wait to hear all about it.
    A most adorable photo to accompany your post today :)

  8. You will have a blast...and I know I'm missing something good..the company.
    One bus ride is enough.

  9. Enjoy your little trip....sit at the back of the bus, that's where all the rascals sit.

  10. I like every time you are taking part in a new adventure. The best part is that you share it with us and we love being included. I will be waiting...

  11. Somehow I missed this post in my google reader. Hope your adventure was lots of fun. See you tomorrow!

  12. I somehow pictured you going on a more grown-up bus. Hope you had a fabulous time! Smile.


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