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Bus Ride Memories in Northwest Ohio

Story Narrative:

Recalling the sense of safety and security she had growing up in her small town, a woman describes a long, long bus ride to school in her northwest Ohio community and the close relationship her family had with the bus driver, who often came to visit with her parents at the end of his shift. "We never had a telephone, so people would drop in at any time of the day . . . When you needed something, you would just knock on your neighbor's door, and they would help you out." This story was collected as part of a collaborative effort to record the state of American lakes, rivers, and waterways as well an attempt to uncover what water means to Americans. Listen to other stories recorded for the Be Here: Main Street project, a collaboration with the MuseWeb Foundation to record stories from rural America.

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