When we were this age… our parents would come and get us…and take the three different buses – – that were required to arrive at our HOME – for any HOLIDAY…and also… there were a few extra trips to our HOME…that we were able to do – – – since – – there were times …when my FATHER – – would just show up…at the Orphanage …and tell the NUNS to get his children ready – – as he was taking us HOME!
The above photo could be… 1947 or 1948… and I am taking this photo! That is my brother, Tommy on the left – then DADDY – – next is my brother, DENNY – – and then… that is my MOTHER – – and as you can see – – – it must be very COLD – – because…my MOM is freezing …as she is just trying to keep warm.
As I …was… one of those kids …that just knew how to get …by bus…wherever she needed to be… in the last two years of our living in the Orphanage – – my FATHER and MOTHER did not need to come to get us – – as we could take the buses ourselves…HOME! Even before that…there were a couple of times…when someone needed to see the “EYE DOCTOR” in the downtown Saint Louis area – – and I would take that child to the Eye Doctor.
In the last couple of years at the Orphanage – – my MOTHER needed someone to cut the grass at her HOME…and so on Saturday…after having done all my chores…I would receive the buss fare – – and off, I went HOME…to cut the grass and whatever other work…that my MOTHER would need to have done. So…on Sunday evening…I would take the same three buses …back to the Orphanage.
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