22 Dec '16, 12am

Great article about my parents 55 years of school bus driving!

Great article about my parents 55 years of school bus driving!

TRAER, Iowa — Chris and Carol Detje have driven school buses for North Tama County Community School District for 55 years, which is only one year shorter than their marriage, two identities that seem to intertwine. “Why we’ve stuck to it for so many years? I guess we couldn’t see ourselves retiring and we love what we do,” Carol said. “Everyone says, ‘But 55 years?’ And I say, ‘Well my husband remembers our anniversary because he adds one more year to how long he’s been driving a bus.” Chris started driving school buses for extra cash back in 1962 when he returned from serving in the National Guard’s aviation unit. When a position opened up, Carol started driving, too. Through the years they’ve gathered plenty of stories — Carol said she wants to write a book about all her memories. She recalled the frightening moment when her brakes went out as she approached the decline ...

Full article: http://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/719227/couple-reflects...

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