Needed good walking shoes.

Yes, indeed I’m walking.
Now I am not saying this to just solicit your well-deserved sympathy but from kindergarten and all the way up to my senior year in high school I walked to school. Almost every day. I walked approximately two miles each way. Walked to elementary, junior high, and high school. Our grandkids don’t believe me. My dad and his car left too early going to work for me to ride. My mom did not drive nor have a car.
The school district said I live too close in to ride on the school bus. I would have to walked about a mile further away to catch the school bus. To ride the city bus, I would have to walk about a mile south to catch a west bound bus and it would let me off a fare distance from the school. Plus, I couldn’t afford the ten-cents for a daily ride. “Oh, how sad.”
But as a result, I was fit and trim. I was one of the few six-foot tall boys weighing 150-pounds. Now look at me, retired and weighing a bit over 200-pounds. Perhaps I should go back to school. Walking to high school that is. Do they still have cute girls there. I’m in!

Published by OkieMan

I come from a family who migrated from the parched red dirt Plaines of southern rural Oklahoma. Migrating to blue collar working class community of East Los Angeles. There is where I was born. I am Mr. Writermelon. I can only write what my grammar and spell checker allows. I am neither profound nor profane. Boy howdy! Send comment to:

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