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Friday, September 24, 2010

On patrol - Off to school!

As I sat with my 73rd cup of coffee this morning I observed the kids moving up the lane to the school bus stop at the main road. The image reminded me of a squad of troopers humpin their rucks on patrol. Course they'd be technocolor instead of camouflaged, and I'd be viewing them through the wrong end of the binoculars. Kindergarden, 2nd and 3rd graders. Back packs larger then than they are, water bottle holders flapin, several complete with boonie hats. What a scene. And I'll bet it's repeated all over the country every week day.

1 comment:

Holee said...

Do you remember going off to school. It was a real treat to have a "new" canvas school bag with a plastic handle. If you were lucky you got the big box of crayola crayons with all the yummy colors! No buses in the city of Philly..you walked about 20 blocks and it always felt so good to get in the classroom where the old heaters were cranking out heat produced with coal.