We are at the old corner and ahead is the new corner. This is the old Linnell School corner.
There you can see the Smoky Hills in the background.
The driveway where I used to wait for the School Bus is on the left...where the tall trees are.
I rode two different School Busses over the years...Ivan Siegford's bus that started at Shell Lake (picked up Susan, Carolyn and Mary) and then Jim Hind's bus that came from the prairie. I think the bus switch happened about Grade Five as that is when the country schools up on the prairie were closed and all the kids either went to the Osage Schools for K-6 or Park Rapids 7-12...that would have been about 1961. The old Linnell School that was on this corner was closed in the summer of 1957 when the new Osage School was built. I was suppose to go to First Grade at the Linnell School since we lived so close I could walk to school...instead I was a bus student! After the school was torn down it became a baseball field.
I most often read books or studied on the bus...sometimes in the winter I would draw on the frosty window if I was lucky enough to sit by the window....in later years I would play cards...four of us would sit on the aisle seats holding a book on our lap and play Whist on the way to school.