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My Gypsy Years

It's been about 4 years since I first posted this so I thought it might be ok to do my first ever re-post.  I saw an old Greyhound bus today and it reminded me so much of the one that I grew up in.  I so wish my kids could have the experience that I had... 
When I was a kid, we lived the Winter months of every year in a 1948 Greyhound bus. We always left the day after Christmas and drove to the Florida Keys. We didn't return until April. Mom was a homeschooler before homeschooling was even popular. My brothers and sister and I all attended a very small ACE school (Accelerated Christian Education) in our elementary years and my parents found a similar school on Marathon Key so we did all our work in the bus, or at a picnic table, etc. and then went into the Florida school once a week to get our work checked and take tests. Hmmm... I suppose it's no great wonder then why I love the gypsy look!

14 comments:

  1. Bless you, want a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  2. How interesting! I think we would love to hear more of the story!

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  3. WHAT fun! I can only imagine what a wonderful life that was. I bet you kids just had a ball! xo Diana

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  4. What fun memories.You are lucky to have experienced such adventure as a child.
    Blessings,
    Anne

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  5. Tell us more! That is so interesting! karen....

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  6. This is interesting in that my husband was saying that if we won the lottery (don't we all talk about that?) he wanted to buy a tripped-up trailer so we could travel around and the beautiful U.S.A. I would love to own a bus and travel around light and free. Your story is fun and I hope we hear more.

    Ollie B.

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  7. Sounds wonderful!
    My kids also got a mostly ACE education...back when everyone looked down their noses at such a notion. Our relatives worried about it, but were polite. When they did finally go to public school, we were told, "We-eell, we'll have to test them, you know!". I'll never forget the surprised look when they came back to tell me that they tested out "well above average"!

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  8. Funny how you can know a person for several years, yet not know them at all...I had no idea you grew up this way. Sounds like a blast..what great memories!

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  9. Your were a little gypsy and wasn't it fun ? and you grew up and lived in a house LOL

    You must tell us more stories about your adventures, which was just every day life to you back then

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  11. I too fondly recall my Childhood of Traveling extensively and living a Gypsy Life. So many experiences, cultural exposure and Memories. Thanks for sharing your Special Memories!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  12. Not an ordinary childhood I presume....

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