Monday, March 24, 2008

The Ghost Who Missed The Bus


Long ago in the rural and poor mountain area of North Georgia where I grew up,There was one school for all grades.I rode one of the three School busses.On the route to school we went by a "Hainted" house.The locals called ghosts "haints."There were many stories about the near tumble down relic.
My two neighbor boys and their father saw "Two big balls of fire goin'in and out a there at the full moon" I liked to hear about it every month.
One morning a little first grader JW who always sat in the back and looked out the window yelled to the driver "Wait,Here he comes."He saw a "big boy a wantin'to catch us."No one else saw any one.This happened about three or four times and the driver,Mr.Gailey, was getting pretty tired of it.Every time and just past that house.People began to tease JW about seeing Haints.On the next day,Mr.Gailey stopped the bus and said "OK Ain'nobody here ,JW." JW replied "Here he comes."Whether it was a trick or an appearance,the door of the bus opened.Kids sitting near the front said it felt like a cold breeze came through,and they heard steps.Some of the rest of us screamed.Mr.Gailey gunned up that bus and we left in a hurry.
After that, no one teased JW any more and he never asked to wait for the boy who missed the bus again.

The pendant in the picture is from Etsy.com.From the shop of rocktasticplastic

8 comments:

Gallery Juana said...

Oh, wow, what a good story!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Thank you gallery juana and for coming by.

Helen said...

Ghostbusters are coming to our town soon. We have a ghost in a court house. Lights go on and off when no one is in the building. Sometimes late at night when the janitor is there, the elevators go up and down, doors slam, unlocked doors get locked, footsteps can be heard. It will be fun to get some national publicity!

Fog and Thistle said...

Ooh, fun and spooky story!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Helen,thanks for coming and how exciting.Will be watching for it or let me know when it happens so i can see.Takes a long time I guess between filming it and showing bui do not really know for them.
Fog and thistle,thanks..

Sheila said...

That's a great story. It's very cool that it's a first hand account :)

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Thanks Shelia.there is life in those old hills.

Helen said...

I'll let you know! They are expected to arrive in early April. I'm excited as I have to write a story about it for the paper I work for. Great perk of the job!