Yesterday, a kind librarian gifted me a book, Ramona Quimby ~ Age 8 by Beverly Cleary. One of my very favorite books when I was age 8. I remember reading this on the bus riding to elementary school. My mom had decided that since my big brother was no longer walking with me to school that we would sneak me on to the bus which picked up the kids across the street. The rule was that all kids within a mile radius of the school could walk and those outside of the radius could ride.
I am not sure how many days I rode the bus before I was pulled into the office and explained with visual aids why I could not ride the bus. Not sure if they called my parents or not. But I will never forget those few days in the 3rd grade riding the bus with Ramona.