Now when I said "old" I probably should have said "long time friend" I remember when Lavetta started to school at Pringle,Texas. I was in High school when she started first grade. We rode the same bus to Pringle and then I got on another bus and went to Stinnett.
My family's home was ,by road,2 1/2 miles from Pringle and Lavetta's home was about maybe 5-6 miles from pringle. SOOOOO, in the mornings Lavetta had already been on the bus for a bit before I got on the bus. When I got on the Bus Lavetta moved next to me. In the afternoon she started out setting next to me.
Pringle was a Small school so we had small buses about the size of an Airport shuttle and a couple about the size of an SUV and always vacant seats.
Lavetta was a cute little kid and everyone like her, BUT... this kid could ask more questions in 2 1/2 miles than all the rest of the kids on the bus put together.In those days I was still trying to be polite and helpful, so I answered to the best of my ability.
During football season I didn't ride the bus home after school because we were in practice. The rest of the year I rode the bus morning and afternoon. Where ever I set Lavetta set. If I set next to someone she didn't mind asking them to move so she could set next to me, and ask questions and more questions.
This girls questions were like a hail of bullets from a machine gun.
The first day of school my Senior year when I got on the bus it was strangely quite except for the usual small talk about summer vacation. Lavetta was missing...... When I stepped off that bus on the last day of school that year, I swear I heard Lavetta say" What are you going to do Now" I remember stopping and taking one last look to see if she was there. I had missed her that year.
At about 4 P.M. today that has been 48 years 9 months and 15 days. Lavetta I am going to redecorate the bathroom. We just got a new Sears Red and Pink Valentine sale circular, flier, ad or what ever you choose to call it,in the mail yesterday. SOOO I am going to take the old Black and White Sears catalog ( necessary paper) out of the bathroom and replace it with the new Red and Pink Necessary paper so you can see where I live as requested on Facebook. LOL
I plan on have a great redecorating day, I hope you will join me