Many years ago, the bus stop shelter in our neighborhood was a very busy building, filled with smiling children. On nice days, they stood in line outside the shelter. The two dinosaur backpack toting kids, from this picture taken quite a few years ago, are my two oldest boys.
The shelter now sits empty, filled with overgrown weeds and echoes of the past. After a few rains, the weeds grew fast.
Graffiti remains on the walls, carved there by children who used to wait on the school bus.
A shelf was added in the corner to place the piles of heavy books the children carried to school. Nails lined the top board to hang their backpacks and umbrellas on.
These shelters dot the rural countryside in Jackson County. This one sits and waits for the next group of young children to come along.
Do you have bus stop shelters in our area?