Nostalgia Fridays - The Bus in Senses

Friday, July 6, 2012


This morning I heard the Metro bus make a stop in front of Luther's Table where I was having coffee and banana bread with my friends.  The bus took my memory back some years ago.  Almost every summer growing up, my siblings and I would hop onto the Metro into downtown Seattle for the afternoon.  Our destination was Mom's office, Dad's office, and then off to saving a spot on the 3rd Avenue sidewalk for the Seattle Torchlight parade later in the evening.


The Metro Bus in five senses...
1. Sight: the shadows moving down the rubber-ridged aisle every time the bus driver turned a corner
2. Smell: the warm breeze of exhaust mixed with stale body odor, perfume, and vinyl seating
3. Sound: the monstrous roar of the engine and the clink of the coins for bus fare
4. Taste: grape-flavored Bubble Yum bubblegum while having bubble blowing contests
5. Touch: sticking to the hot vinyl seats, then jumping off the bus with relief when we arrived at our city destination



4 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for your next Nostalgia Fridays installment Charmaine, and this one really touches a cord. Each of your senses brings me back to teenage yesterdays on the DC Metro (including fruit-flavored Bubble Yum!) ... those were the days ;)

    I'm curious, do your boys have the great pleasure of reading this wonderful series?

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  2. Catherine, indeed, those were the days. No schedule. No responsibilities... ;)

    Actually, the boys haven't really read much of my entries. The times when I do share my childhood stories, they are filled with questions and wonder. That's a great idea to have them read my series, thanks!

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  3. Oh, and grape flavoured Bubble Yum is the BEST

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  4. Do they still make this stuff? I will have to find out. :)

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